Serjeant, R[obert] B[ertram]. The Portuguese off the South Arabian Coast. Hadrami Chronicles. With Yemeni and European Accounts of Dutch Pirates off Mocha in the Seventeenth Century.

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1963.

8vo. X, 233, (1) pp. With 14 plates, 2 maps (1 folding) and 2 ground plans (in the text). Fine original navy cloth in a very good dust-jacket.


First edition.

A scholarly account of Portuguese activity along the south-west coast of Arabia in the 16th century. "The present volume [...] deals with one of the most dramatic periods of South Arabian history: the exploits of the Portuguese in those parts and their clashes with the Egyptian Mamluks, the latters' successors, the Ottoman Turks, and in particular with the local rulers and potentates" (BSOAS 27.2 [1964], pp. 441f.).

Spine of dustjacket slightly sunned; very mild foxing to edges.

OCLC 2950399.

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