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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Early Exchange between Africa and the Wider Indian Ocean World

Editors: Campbell, Gwyn (Ed.)

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  • Provides a thoroughly interdisciplinary analysis of the history of economic and cultural growth in the region
  • Uses environmental history as a framework for analyzing the region's development 
  • Includes leading experts in multiple fields, including history, political scientists, ethnographers, and economists
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This volume comprises a selection of essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines that discuss the exchange relationship between Africa and the wider Indian Ocean world (IOW), a macro-region running from East Africa to China, from early times to about 1300 CE. The rationale for regarding this macro-region as a “world” is the central significance of the monsoon system which facilitated the early emergence of long-distance trans-IOW maritime exchange of commodities, peoples, plants, animals, technologies and ideas.

About the authors

Gwyn Campbell is a Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre, at McGill University, Canada. He has published widely on Indian Ocean world themes, including An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895 (2005) and David Griffiths and the Missionary "History of Madagascar" (2012). He is currently completing a manuscript on Africa and the Indian Ocean world from early times to 1900. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Africa and the Early Indian Ocean World Exchange System in the Context ofHuman–Environment Interaction

    Campbell, Gwyn

    Pages 1-24

  • Origins of Southeast Asian Shipping and Maritime Communication Across the Indian Ocean

    Mahdi, Waruno

    Pages 25-49

  • Austronesian Shipping in the Indian Ocean: From Outrigger Boats to Trading Ships

    Manguin, Pierre-Yves

    Pages 51-76

  • Austronesians in Madagascar: A Critical Assessment of the Works of Paul Ottino and Philippe Beaujard

    Adelaar, Alexander

    Pages 77-112

  • Early Greek and Latin Sources on the Indian Ocean and Eastern Africa

    Lytle, Ephraim

    Pages 113-134

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33822-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33821-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81611-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Exchange between Africa and the Wider Indian Ocean World
Editors
  • Gwyn Campbell
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33822-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33822-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33821-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81611-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 378
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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