In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman Paperback – 5 Apr 2009
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Agius long awaited study ... completely analyses the forces that influenced the building and the shape of the Arabian boats --Joseph Muscat, Sunday Times
... a fascinating regional, historical, philological, and technical comparative survey. In the Wake of the Dhow is an important contribution. Its classification system and analysis bring clarity to the confusing web of relationships geographic, linguistic, and technological that are integral to these vessels and the society that created them. --Nautical Research Journal
... now the definitive work on the subject. --Alan S. Kaye, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
About the Author
Dionisius A. Agius is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Material Culture at the University of Exeter. His research is mainly on the comparative and historical aspects of Arabic language, society and culture, focusing particularly on the semantics of material-cultural terminology, with a special interest in ship-types and ship-building techniques in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
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LACKS IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURAL PRECISION AND PRACTICAL SAILING EXPERTISE. OFFERS DETAILED SURVEY ON TAXONOMIC CLASSIFICATION OF DIFFERENT DHOW TYPES.
ALSO BRIEFLY ADDRESSES INDO-PAKISTANI DESIGNED DHOWS SUCH AS KUTIYYA (KOTIA).
THE BOOK IS A VALUABLE AND PROFESSIONAL WORK WITH THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING BEEN WRITTEN BY A READER IN ARABIC.
A NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE LEGACY OF THE DHOW.
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