The Indian Ocean circa 390 / 1000 and the Turks and Portuguese in the Indian Ocean 10th / 16th Centuries
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show the development of navigation in the Indian Ocean. The techniques of sailing are analysed in Gerald R. Tibbetts, Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean Before the Entry of the Portuguese (London, Roy. Asiat. Soc, 1971). James Prinsep earlier published translations of excerpts from the Muḥīt of Seydī ʿAlī concerning the shipping routes of the Arabian Sea (Jnl. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1834/6/7/8/9). Evidently the dhow captains in order to find their ways relied not only on astronomy but also on natural indications, sea-birds, marine fauna, the set of the wav…

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Kennedy, Hugh, “The Indian Ocean circa 390 / 1000 and the Turks and Portuguese in the Indian Ocean 10th / 16th Centuries”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_60_61>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210



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