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Dionisius Agius


Dionisius Agius, Fellow of the British Academy, Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture at the University of Exeter. Educated at the Jesuit Université St-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon and University of Toronto, Canada.  A philologist, specializing in medieval Arabic historical, geographical and travel texts, he is committed to the study of maritime landscapes of the Indian Ocean. Author of numerous books including:

In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman (2002)

Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: People of the Dhow (2005)

Classic Ships of Islam: From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean (2008)

The Life of the Red Sea Dhow: A Cultural History of Seaborne Exploration in the Islamic World (2019)

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