The Indian Ocean (Seas in History)

The Indian Ocean (Seas in History)


In this stimulating and authoritative assessment, Michael Pearson reverses the conventional attitude of maritime historical past and appears from the ocean to its beaches - its influence at the land via alternate, naval energy, shuttle and clinical exploration. This immense ocean, either connecting and setting apart countries, has formed many nations' cultures and ideologies throughout the stream of products, humans, principles and religions around the sea.

The Indian Ocean strikes from a dialogue of actual parts, its form, winds, currents and bounds, to a background from pre-Islamic instances to the trendy interval of eu dominance. Going a ways past natural maritime background, this compelling survey is a useful addition to political, cultural and monetary global history.

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