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Navigational Knowledge of the Sea in the Medieval Period

Navigational Knowledge of the Sea in the Medieval Period

Lecture by Eric Staples

Held online by Zayed University Library on April 12, 2021

This talk examines the different types of navigational knowledge that developed globally in the medieval period. In particular, it focuses on three processes seen in multiple contexts to challenge civilizational and cultural conceptions of knowledge in this time period.

Eric Staples is an Assistant Professor at Zayed University, whose interests include Indian Ocean littoral societies, with a particular focus on shipbuilding, seafaring and navigation. You can learn more about his research on Academia.edu.

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Top Image: Carte Pisane Portolan Chart – Wikimedia Commons

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