Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Animal Trade Histories in the Indian Ocean World

Editors: Chaiklin, Martha, Gooding, Philip, Campbell, Gwyn (Eds.)

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  • Presents the first collection of essays focused on the trade of animals and animal products within the Indian Ocean World
  • Assembles case studies on a diverse range of animals, such as donkeys, oysters, and peacocks, to explore their pivotal role in the development of the Indian Ocean World region
  • Consists of interdisciplinary essays from an international range of both established and emerging scholars
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This book examines trades in animals and animal products in the history of the Indian Ocean World (IOW). An international array of established and emerging scholars investigate how the roles of equines, ungulates, sub-ungulates, mollusks, and avians expand our understandings of commerce, human societies, and world systems. Focusing primarily on the period 1500-1900, they explore how animals and their products shaped the relationships between populations in the IOW and Europeans arriving by maritime routes. By elucidating this fundamental yet under-explored aspect of encounters and exchanges in the IOW, these interdisciplinary essays further our understanding of the region, the environment, and the material, political and economic history of the world.


About the authors

Martha Chaiklin received her PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She first became interested in animals when researching her book, Cultural Commerce and Dutch Commercial Culture (2003), and has since combined her interest in material culture and animals in publications on elephants, live animal gifts, tortoiseshell and ivory.

Philip Gooding is a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre, and a course lecturer in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University, Canada. He has published articles in Slavery and Abolition and The Journal of African History, among other journals.

Gwyn Campbell is the founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Canada. His publications include Africa and the Indian Ocean World from early times to circa 1900 (2019), David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” (2012), and An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895 (2005).


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Investigating Animals, Their Products, and Their Trades in the Indian Ocean World

    Pages 1-25

    Chaiklin, Martha (et al.)

  • The Dutch East India Company and the Transport of Live Exotic Animals in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    Pages 27-63

    Winters, Ria

  • Can the Oyster Speak? Pearling Empires and the Marine Environments of South India and Sri Lanka, c. 1600–1900

    Pages 65-98

    Ostroff, Samuel

  • Chank Fishing in South India Under the English East India Company, 1800–40

    Pages 99-124

    Vadlamudi, Sundar

  • Horses and Power in the Southern Red Sea Region Since the Seventeenth Century

    Pages 125-146

    Serels, Steven

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Trade Histories in the Indian Ocean World
Editors
  • Martha Chaiklin
  • Philip Gooding
  • Gwyn Campbell
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42595-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42595-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42594-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42597-5
Series ISSN
2730-9703
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 324
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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