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Dhow Cultures and the Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanism, Commerce, and Islam

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ISBN-10: 023170139X

ISBN-13: 9780231701396

Edition: 2010

Authors: Abdul Sherrif

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List price: $93.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Abdul Sheriff is the director of the Zanzibar Indian Ocean Research Institute and the author of three key books on the history of maritime East Africa: Zanzibar Under Colonial Rule; Slaves, Spices, and Ivory in Zanzibar; and The History and Conservation of Zanzibar Stone Town.

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
The longue dur�e
Littoral society
'Peddler's trade'
Maritime history
The Sea
The sea in history
The Indian Ocean
The unity of the Indian Ocean
Regional Partners
The Swahili Coast
The mangrove economy
Maritime culture
The Intermediate Desert zone
The pearl industry
Coastal trade
Monsoon trade: the case of Sur
The Western Indian Seaboard
Fishing, timber and spices on the Malabar coast
The Textile industry of Gujarat
The Dhow
Sewn Boats
Types of dhows in the western Indian Ocean
The people of the dhow
Navigational Methods in the Western Indian Ocean
Sources of Indian Ocean navigation
The 'lions' of Indian Ocean navigation
Monsoons and navigation
'The ideal navigator'
Dialogue Across the Ocean
The Dawn: The World of the Periplus
Muza and the western rim of the Indian Ocean
Barygaza: the eastern hub
The Persian Gulf: the periplus' 'blind spot'
The Superimposition of Roman trade
The Iranian Interval
Iranian navigation under the Sasanians
Extension into the Eastern Sea
Persistence of Iranian navigation under Muslim hegemony: Siraf
The 'Shirazi' tradition on the Swahili coast
The Era of Sindbad
The Islamic heartland
Traders from the West
The Chinese counterweight
The Swahili coast
Arabia and the Persian Gulf
The Malabar coast
Madagascar: 'People who have Come from the Sea'
Indonesian migrations
The African seam
The Swahili connection
The Cultural World of the Indian Ocean
Slave Trade and Slavery in the Indian Ocean: the Zanj Rebellion
Slavery in Islam
The Zanj Rebellion
The Early slave trade from the Swahili coast
Slave trade with India and China
'A Muslim Lake'
The mercantile milieu of Islam
Trade and tolerance
Itinerant scholars and Sufi networks
The Hajj - a great unifier
The Hajj and commerce
Cultural Continuum: Mobility Across the Indian Ocean
Hadhramaut: the geography of emigration
The Swahili: 'Oriental', 'African,' or schizophrenic?
Mappilas: 'Sons-in-law of the monsoons
Mare Liberum and its Antithesis
The Zheng He expeditions
China and the Indian Ocean
The Chinese Retreat and the 'Vasco da Gama epoch'
Conclusion: The Global World of the Indian Ocean