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Arab Seafaring:
In the Indian Ocean in Ancient and Early Medieval Times (Expanded edition)
George Hourani
With a new introduction, notes, and bibliography by John Carswell

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction to the Expanded Edition
Preface
Ch. ITrade Routes in the Pre-Islamic Era
Prehistory and Geography3
The East before Alexander6
The Persian Gulf in Hellenistic and Roman Times13
The Red Sea in Hellenistic and Roman Times17
The Sassanid and Byzantine Empires36
Appendix: Direct Sailing between the Persian Gulf and China in pre-Islamic Times46
Ch. IITrade Routes Under the Caliphate
General Consequences of the Islamic Expansion51
The Arabs on the Mediterranean53
Persian and Arab Sea Trade with the Far East61
East Africa and the Coasts of Africa79
Later Times83
Ch. IIIThe Ships
Hulls and Their Equipment89
Masts and Sails100
Navigation and Life at Sea105
Appendix: Four Sea Stories114
Notes on Chapter I129
Notes on Chapter II140
Notes on Chapter III150
Bibliography157
Index179

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