Title

Indian Ocean navigation in Islamic sources 850–1560 CE

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Eric Staples, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-7983-8329

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

History Compass

Publication Date

7-30-2018

Abstract

Oceanic histories have become increasingly popular in the last few decades, as maritime‐based approaches to historical inquiry, often referred to as a “new thalassology,” gain prominence. Indian Ocean studies in particular have flourished as a result of this trend. However, the study of Indian Ocean navigation has not received the same level of academic attention. This paper briefly reviews the historical and historiographical development of Indian Ocean navigation and argues that although significant work—based largely on Arabic manuscripts sources—was conducted in the twentieth century, the field has become somewhat stagnant. It concludes with recommendations for future research that could further enhance our understanding of Indian Ocean navigation and enrich the broader field of Indian Ocean studies.

ISSN

1478-0542

Publisher

Wiley

Volume

16

First Page

e12485

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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