Professor Dionisius Agius: The Life of the Red Sea Dhow: A Cultural History of Seaborne Exploration in the Islamic World

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Few images are as evocative as the silhouette of the Arab dhow as, under full sail, it tacks to windward on glittering waters of Red Sea before moving across the face of the rising or setting sun. In this authoritative new book, Dionisius A. Agius, one of the foremost scholars of Islamic material culture, offers…

Bayly Prize Award

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Dr. Jennifer Howes: The Story Tellers of Mysore: Tipu Sultan’s female entourage and the 1806 Vellore Mutiny

After the Fourth Mysore War, when the British were dismantling Tipu Sultan's establishment, the East India Company unexpectedly took charge of 601 women who resided permanently inside Srirangapatnam Palace. Along with Tipu's sons, they were moved 200 miles east, to Vellore Fort, in the Company-controlled territory of Madras Presidency. Documentation about these court women held…

Dr. Stefano Gandolfo

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