ABSTRACT Admiralty during the Orthodox Caliphate and the Umayyad

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					Al Muraikhi Saif Shaheen, "Admiralty during the Orthodox Caliphate and the
Umayyad Period", Journal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
2000, No. 23, Pages 11-58.

                                  Abstract

The aim of this study is to discuss the establishment and the development of
Admiralty in the Islamic State during the orthodox Caliphate and Umayyad
Period. It Provides information relating to admirals' activities in the
Mediterranean Sea, focusing on the main shipyards, Policy of naval raids and
manoeuvers, maritime techniques and warfaring tactics. The study also sheds
light on the contribution of the Muslim admirals in the development of maritime
activities as well as security of Muslims boundaries over a large part of the
Mediterranean Sea.