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Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese

Aḥmad ibn Mājid al-Saʻdī

Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese

being a translation of Kitāb al-fawāi̓dfī usūl al-bahr wa"l-qawā"id of Ahmad b. Mājid al-Najdī

by Aḥmad ibn Mājid al-Saʻdī

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Published by Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Navigation -- Early works to 1800

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtogether with an introduction on the history of Arab navigation, notes on the navigational techniques and on the topography of the Indian Ocean, and a glossary of navigational terms by G. R. Tibbetts
    SeriesOriental Translation Fund, London. New series -- v. 42
    ContributionsTibbetts, G. R
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 614 p.
    Number of Pages614
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17891218M

    Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean Before the Coming of the Portuguese. Being a translation of Kitab al-Fawa'id fi usul al-bahr wa'l-qawa'id of Ahmad b. Majid al-Najid. London: The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.   Rise of Portuguese power In India. In AD, Francisco de Almeida was appointed as the first Portuguese governor in India. His policy being centric to controlling the Indian Ocean was known as.

    Western colonialism, a political-economic phenomenon whereby various European nations explored, conquered, settled, and exploited large areas of the world.. The age of modern colonialism began about , following the European discoveries of a sea route around Africa’s southern coast () and of America (). With these events sea power shifted from the .   #15 AFRICA BEFORE THE EUROPEANS. The powerful empires, wealthy city states and civilised rural societies of Africa. Many great civilizations and empires rose.

      In the East, with the arrival of Vasco da Gama, we know that the largely peaceful Indian Ocean region was turned overnight into an arena of conflict and tension, which led to the colonisation of. Afonso advanced the three-fold Portuguese grand scheme of combating Islam, spreading Christianity, and securing the trade of spices by establishing a Portuguese Asian empire. Among his achievements, Afonso managed to conquer Goa and was the first European of the Renaissance to raid the Persian Gulf, and he led the first voyage by a European fleet into the Children: Brás de Albuquerque, 2nd Duke of Goa [pt].


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Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese: being a translation of Kitāb al-fawāi̓dfī usūl al-bahr wa'l-qawā'id of Ahmad b. Mājid al-Najdī Volume 42 of Oriental Translation Fund, Oriental Translation Fund Volume 42 of Publications, London Oriental Translation Fund.

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Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese, being a translation of Kitāb al-fawāi̓dfī usūl al-bahr wa'l-qawā'id of Ahmad b. Mājid al-Najdī. [Aḥmad ibn Mājid al-Saʻdī; G R Tibbetts].

Ahmad ibn Mājid (Arabic: أحمد بن ماجد ‎), also known as "the Lion of the Sea," was an Arabian navigator and cartographer born c. in Julfar, present-day Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab was raised in a family famous for seafaring; at the age of 17 he was able to navigate ships.

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Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese. London: Royal Asiatic Society. Tolmacheva, M. "On the Arab System of Nautical Orientation", Arabica, vol. 27 (2), pp. – External links. Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean Before the Coming of the Portuguese, Being a Translation of the Kitāb al Fawā'id fī Usūl al BaÔr wa'l-qawī'id of AÔmad b.

Mājīd al Najdī. (London, ). along different parts of the Indian coast. James Prinsep, "Note on the Nautical Instruments of the Arabs," Journal ofthe Asiatic Society of Bengal 5 (): ,esp. ­ 92; Gerald R. Tibbetts, Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Coming ofthe Portuguese (London: Royal Asiatic Society of Great.

An early account of Arab visits to the Indian coastline is found in the book Akhbār al-Ṣīn w'al-Hind written by Sulayman Tajir ( C.E.) where he describes Sarandip, an island on the Bay of Author: Arshad Islam.

Sidereal compass rose. The "sidereal" compass rose demarcates the compass points by the position of stars in the night sky, rather than winds. Arab navigators in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, who depended on celestial navigation, were using a point sidereal compass rose before the end of the 10th century.

Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Coming ofthe Portuguese, 2nd series, vol. XLII, Royal Asiatic Society Oriental Translation Fund. 5 Bashari, Mukaddasi (). Ahsan-ul-Taqasim, Leyden edition, : Tim Severin.

Oman’s coastline stretches from the Arabian Sea and the entrance to the Indian Ocean at its south-western extremity, to the Sea of Oman and Musandam in the north, where it overlooks the Strait of Hormuz and the entrance to the Arabian Gulf.

Fisheries and agriculture are among the oldest and most important production sectors in the Omani economy. European exploration: early voyages Map depicting the European exploration of the New World in the 15th and 16th centuries, including the voyages made by Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Alonso de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián del Cano, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Jacques Cartier, Sir Francis Drake, and others.

The Indian Ocean Trade began with small trading settlements around A.D., and declined in the ’s when Portugal invaded and tried to run the trade for its own profit. As trade intensified between Africa and Asia, prosperous city-states flourished along the eastern coast of Africa. These included Kilwa, Sofala, Mombasa, Malindi, and others.

Once Portuguese explorers rounded the Cape of Good Hope, they began a campaign of conquest that subjugated Asia’s richest ports.

The complex network that had defined Indian Ocean trade soon began to unravel. Starting with Vasco da Gama inheavily-armed caravels rode the monsoon trade winds up from Africa to the west coast of India.

In the late 15th century, the most famous Indian Ocean navigator of the Middle Ages wrote down the principles of sailing in those waters. How to schedule travel with the monsoons, how to find ports and what to expect in the bays, straits, reefs and open waters were all part of his encyclopedic guidance in a time of Islamic expansion.

Among his readers were enterprising. InPortuguese King Manuel I financed a voyage led by Vasco da Gama.

Many, however, still believed the trip to be impossible, because they did not think the Atlantic Ocean connected with the Indian Ocean.

Da Gama believed it was possible and left Lisbon, Portugal on July 8,with four ships full of criminals and set sail on the Atlantic. Over the Edge of the World tells the story, in detail, of Magellan's voyage around the world. It also tells, in detail, the history of everything associated with Magellan and his trip.

I enjoyed the read, although at times I wished the author would move the story ahead rather than digress to look at the history of everything/5.The Fleets.

There were a great many companies involved in the ocean trade. The following fleet list is not complete by any means, but is an attempt to collect the names of the companies, a brief history of each and the names of the vessels they used.