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Ships Saints And Sealore

Author : Dionisius A. Agius
ISBN : 1905739958
Genre : History
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Just as the sea has played a pivotal role in the connectivity of people, economies and cultures, it has also provided a common platform for inter-disciplinary cooperation amongst academics. This book is a selection of conference papers and other contributions that has seen the coming-together of scholars and researchers from backgrounds as diverse as archaeology, history, ethnography, maritime and heritage studies of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Its strength lies in the way such diversity has been harnessed to provide an engaging and insightful study of the sea and its influences on various factors of life - both past and present.
Category: History

Factions Friends And Feasts

Author : Jeremy Boissevain
ISBN : 9780857458452
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on field research in Malta, Sicily and among Italian emigrants in Canada, this book explores the social influence of the Mediterranean climate and the legacy of ethnic and religious conflict from the past five decades. Case studies illustrate the complexity of daily life not only in the region but also in more remote academe, by analysing the effects of fierce family loyalty, emigration and the social consequences of factionalism, patronage and the friends-of-friends networks that are widespread in the region. Several chapters discuss the social and environmental impact of mass tourism, how locals cope, and the paradoxical increase in religious pageantry and public celebrations. The discussions echo changes in the region and the related development of the author's own interests and engagement with prevailing issues through his career.
Category: Social Science

The Morocco Maritime Survey

Author : Elarbi Erbati
ISBN : UOM:39015080731832
Genre : Social Science
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The Morocco Maritime Survey (MMS) was initiated in 2001 in order to investigate the coasts of the Tangier peninsula in northern Morocco. This publication serves as a final report of the project, presenting the survey's findings from the two field seasons (2002-2003), subsequent artefact analyses and overall conclusions. The purpose of the MMS is to investigate the maritime record of Morocco through archaeological survey and historical research. Even though ancient, medieval and historical coastal sites are present, the maritime aspects of these periods remain relatively unknown. The questions for this survey ask: Who was here, and when and where were they present? Are maritime archaeological sites such as shipwrecks and anchorages present? If cultural remains are located, are they related to terrestrial sites, and if so, which ones and how are they linked? Can the survey's findings reveal anything about the logistics and past levels of navigation and maritime-borne exchange in the region?
Category: Social Science

Connected Hinterlands

Author : Lucy Katherine Blue
ISBN : 1407306316
Genre : History
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"Red Sea IV was the first conference in the Red Sea Project series to be held outside the British Museum"--p. v.
Category: History

Visions Of Culture

Author : Jerry D. Moore
ISBN : 9780759122192
Genre : Social Science
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This classic textbook, now in its fourth edition, offers anthropology students a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to twenty-five major theorists and theoretical developments in the field.
Category: Social Science

In The Wake Of The Dhow

Author : Dionisius A. Agius
ISBN : 0863723411
Genre : History
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The Arabian dhow, with its characteristic features, is one of the evocative images of the Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. This book features over two hundred interviews with shipwrights and seamen in the Arabian Gulf and Oman. It compares information given firsthand with the literature already written on the dhow and on Arab seafaring.
Category: History

Seafaring In The Arabian Gulf And Oman

Author : Dionisius A. Agius
ISBN : 9781136201820
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded in over 200 interviews. The book provides an integrated study of dhow activity in the area concerned and examines the consciousness of belonging to the wider culture of the Indian ocean as it is expressed in boat-building traditions, navigational techniques, crew organisation and port towns. People of the Dhow brings together the different measures of time past, the sea, its people and their material culture. The Arabian Gulf and Oman have traditionally shared a common destiny within the Western Indian Ocean. The seasonal monsoonal winds were fundamental to the physical and human unities of the seafaring communities, producing a way of life in harmony with the natural world, a world which was abruptly changed with the discovery of oil. What remains is memories of a seafaring past, a history of traditions and customs recorded here in the recollections of a dying generation and in the rich artistic heritage of the region.
Category: Social Science

1001 Inventions

Author : Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
ISBN : 9781426209345
Genre : History
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"Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--P. [4] of cover.
Category: History

Myth Memory And The Middlebrow

Author : I. Habermann
ISBN : 9780230277496
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study explores Englishness as a 'symbolic form' from the 1920s to the 1940s. Two case studies, focused on J.B. Priestley and Daphne du Maurier, explore crucial ways in which popular 'middlebrow' authors imagine and shape the nation, providing an innovative approach to literary negotiations of cultural identity.
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From The Fjords To The Nile

Author : Pål Steiner
ISBN : 1784917761
Genre : History
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From the Fjords to the Nile brings together essays by students and colleagues of Richard Holton Pierce (b. 1935), presented on the occasion of his 80th birthday. It covers topics on the ancient world and the Near East. Pierce is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Bergen. Starting out as an expert in Egyptian languages, and of law in Greco-Roman Egypt, his professional interest has spanned from ancient Nubia and Coptic Egypt, to digital humanities and game theory. His contributions as scholar, teacher, supervisor and informal advisor to Norwegian studies in Egyptology, classics, archaeology, history, religion, and linguistics through more than five decades can hardly be overstated.
Category: History