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This section of the book Classic Ships of Islam contains two appendices relevant to the discussion of the development of Islamic ships and boats in the Western Indian Ocean from the seventh to the early sixteenth century with reference to earlier periods. The first appendix presents tables that provide details about ship-types recorded by al-Ṭabar ī (d. 310/922-3), al-Muqaddasi (fl. second half of the 4th/10th c), Ibn Sīda (d. 458/1066), Ibn Baṭṭūṭa (d. 770/1368-9 or 779/1377) and al-Maqrizi (d. 846/1442). The second appendix contains a table that presents frequency list of boat and ship-types: general overview from a selection of early and medieval Arabic sources.

Keywords: al-Ṭabarī; al-Maqrīzī; al-Muqaddasī; Ibn Baṭṭūṭa; Ibn Sīda; Islamic ships; Western Indian Ocean



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