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Seafarers of the Emirates

Seafarers of the Emirates
AED 195.00

Codrai was privileged to have been able to see, record and photograph much of the marine activity at a time when the Gulf was home to the largest surviving merchant sailing fleet in the world. This book is a record of the last years of an old way of life, and a time when the sheikhdoms were on the threshold of radical change – one that led to the demise of the distinctive lateen sails, and to a new form of trade that would have far-reaching consequences: the oil trade.

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978 1 86063 132 0
About the Author

Ronald Codrai came to the Trucial States, now the UAE, in the mid-1940s. A talented and enthusiastic photographer, Codrai amassed a collection of thousands of images in his spare time, many of which have been published or exhibited. In 1975, he was awarded the OBE for services to British interests in Lebanon. His achievements were also noted in the Arab world and, in 1993, he was presented with the UAE Cultural and Scientific Association’s Sultan Al Owais Literary Award for his "Arabian Album" series – the only non-Arab to win this award. Faces of the Emirates won the Best Locally Compiled Book at the Sharjah International Book Fair in 2001. Codrai died in London in 2000 and is survived by his wife Pamela and sons Christian and Justin.

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Author Name Ronald Codrai
ISBN 978 1 86063 132 0
Extent 176 pages
Height 310 mm
Width 240 mm
Weight 1.3700
Format Hardback
Rights Worldwide
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