A former lecturer at the UHI Archaeology Institute team is one of the co-editors of a new book on the archaeology of the Maldives.
Archaeological Investigations of the Maldives in the Medieval Islamic Period: Ibn Battuta’s Island, edited by Dr Annalise Christie, formerly of ORCA Marine and now University College Dublin, and Anne Haour, University of East Anglia, presents pioneering research on the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Although primarily archaeological, the book has an interdisciplinary slant, examining the material culture, history, and environment of the islands.
The book is aimed at students and researchers interested in the archaeology and history of the Indian Ocean, Islamic studies, island and coastal communities, maritime networks, and the medieval period, with special relevance for the “Global Middle Ages”.
Published by Routledge, the hardback book costs £120.