The Marinid Naval Force According to Historical Perspective

Ezad Azraai Jamsari, Mohamad Zulfazdlee Abul Hassan Ashari


The Marinid Kingdom (1215-1465) was a Muslim kingdom which emerged in al-Maghrib in the medieval period. This kingdom had a powerful naval force which could rival those of Christian kingdoms. The purpose of this article is to study the history and development of the Marinid naval force. On the whole, this study adopts a qualitative study approach by historical and content analysis of primary and secondary sources which discuss the history of the Marinid naval force. Research findings show that the Marinid Kingdom had strengthened its naval system to rival enemy might, particularly Christian kingdoms which controlled part of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the naval force was given attention as a defense measure to protect sovereignty and to carry out military expeditions in al-Andalus. This capacity to build and strengthen the naval force supported the political stability of the Marinid Kingdom in al-Maghrib territory.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n29p26

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