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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
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Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume I

Commercial Structures and Exchanges

Editors: Schottenhammer, Angela (Ed.)

  • Considers the historical Indian Ocean World as an emerging “global economy,” tracing close interrelationships between commercial exchanges, the spread of knowledge, human movement, and migration
  • Covers themes such as maritime trading networks, sea routes, nautical archaeology, official and contraband trade, and human mobility
  • Appeals to scholars of Indian Ocean studies, maritime history, economic history, Chinese studies, archaeology, historical geography, and the history of science and technology
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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Due: 10 novembre 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97667-9
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Hardcover 105,49 €
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  • Due: 14 mars 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97666-2
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About this book

This volume investigates the emergence and spread of maritime commerce and interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World—the world’s first “global economy”—from a longue durée perspective. Spanning from antiquity to the nineteenth century, these essays move beyond the usual focus on geographical sub-regions or thematic aspects to foreground inter- and trans-regional connections. Analyzing multi-lingual records and recent archaeological findings, volume I examines mercantile networks, the role of merchants, routes, and commodities, as well as diasporas and port cities.

About the authors

Angela Schottenhammer is Professor of Non-European History at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and Research Director and Adjunct Professor at the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Canada.

Reviews

“This volume provides a timely reminder that the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific was an active zone for millennia. The scholarly essays brought together by Angela Schottenhammer testify that the historical Indo-(Western) Pacific needs to be much better understood than ever before in our world of shifting power centres.” (Wang Gungwu, University Professor, National University of Singapore)

“In this innovative volume, Schottenhammer and contributors showcase leading-edge research that traces connections between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. Especially illuminating are the vivid studies that connect China with West Asia through primary, secondary and archaeological sources, including shipwrecks. Together, they demonstrate the historical significance of trading relations between East and West Asia, and set the stage for a reinterpretation of maritime Southeast Asia between the two. A key text in the expanding inter-Asia history library, this volume is essential reading for contemporary geo-strategists of the re-emerging Eurasian and Indo-Pacific realms.” (Engseng Ho, Duke University and National University of Singapore)

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 10 novembre 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97667-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 105,49 €
price for France (gross)
  • Due: 14 mars 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97666-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume I
Book Subtitle
Commercial Structures and Exchanges
Editors
  • Angela Schottenhammer
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97667-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97667-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97666-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 439
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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