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Arab Seafaring: In the Indian Ocean in Ancient and Early Medieval Times (Expanded Edition) Paperback – July 3, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0691000329 ISBN-10: 0691000328 Edition: Expanded edition with a New introduction, notes, and bibliography by John Carswell

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  • Series: Princeton Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 189 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Expanded edition with a New introduction, notes, and bibliography by John Carswell edition (July 3, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691000328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691000329
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"All in all, this brief account is rich in the depth of its analyses and in the authoritative sources cited, both Western and Arab. . . . It is not likely that this superb work will be superseded in the near future."--Digest of Middle East Studies



"This reprint of Professor Hourani's elegant monograph forty-five years after its first publication is a tribute to the soundness of his original conception and the excellence of its presentation. Hardly a word seems to need emendation."--Asian Affairs

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"In Arab Seafaring George Hourani reviews--crisply, comprehensively and authoritatively--the story of Arab trade routes and the ships that plied them, from earliest times to the Middle Ages. His book is as indispensable today as it was when first published forty years ago; there is no other that covers this significant martime history."--Lionel Casson, author of The Ancient Mariners

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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By "muslimhistorian" on April 18, 2000
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This classic masterpiece deserved reprinted more than anything else and it is done with an excellent expansion, especially on narrated accounts of travellers and geographers of the time. Inside you'll find an interesting correlation proposed between Islamic trading activities and their mastery of the Indian Ocean, its height and downfall until the 1000 AD. Buy it, especially if you're an Indonesian Muslim.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chickpeana on October 25, 2013
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This is a really interesting book on a subject that is hard to find in this country. However I have been more than little bit disappointed to find that he uses nearly exclusively European and American books and archeologists as sources. What are the chances that absolutely no academic work on their own history has been done by Arabs?
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By Frances K. Everette-Gayther on February 12, 2013
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Thanks for sending this book in time for my class assignments. It was an interesting read and I appreciate your promptness.
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