Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume I: Commercial Structures and Exchanges

Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume I

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  • Full Title: Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume I: Commercial Structures and Exchanges
  • Autor: Angela Schottenhammer
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2019 edition
  • Publication Date: February 14, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319976664
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319976662
  • Download File Format | Size: pdf | 7.69 MB

 

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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.
 

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Review

“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)

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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.

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