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ISBN: 0195337875
Author: Edward A. Alpers
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 29, 2013)
Pages: 192
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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Edward A. Alpers is Professor of History, UCLA.

Edward A. A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to Independence. Series: New Oxford World History. Sailing the ocean goes back at least 5,000 years before the current era, and Alpers notes that carbonized cloves have been found at a site in Syria and dated 1,721 BCE, so long-distance trade goes back for certain to nearly four thousand years ago.

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled. The author provides the reader a new perspective from which to understand the Indian Ocean within the context of world history. Similar books to The Indian Ocean in World History (New Oxford World History). Kindle (5th Generation). -National Maritime Foundation. Edward A.

But Edward A. Alpers cautions us that both the idea and reality of the ocean have changed through the millennia. The book is divided into six chapters: the first discusses how the Indian Ocean was apprehended as a single entity. Logically enough, such conceptions were formed by travelers who journeyed through it rather than abided in one spot on its coast and that topic opens chapter 1. Experience of the sea is shaped by the vessels used to traverse it and the navigational and cartographic knowledge of the seafarers.

The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions. The New Oxford World History. Yet there have been major cultural exchanges across its waters and around its shores from the third millennium . to the present day. Historian Edward A. Alpers explores the complex issues involved in cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean Rim region over the course of this long period of time by combining a historical approach with the insights of anthropology, art history, ethnomusicology, and geography. The Indian Ocean in World History Edward A. Alpers. 1. 1 Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions Published November 29th 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first. Alpers explores the complex issues involved in cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean Rim region over the course of this long period of time The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions. Published November 29th 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013).

New Oxford World History. By (author) Edward A. The Indian Ocean witnessed several significant diasporas during the past two millennia, including migrations of traders, indentured laborers, civil servants, sailors, and slaves throughout the entire basin. Persians and Arabs from the Gulf came to eastern Africa and Madagascar as traders and settlers, while Hadramis dispersed from south Yemen as traders and Muslim teachers to the Comoro Islands, Zanzibar, South India, and Indonesia.

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Автор: Alpers Edward A. Название: The Indian Ocean in World History Издательство: Oxford Academ Классификация: ISBN . This book brings to light for the first time the trans-imperial cosmopolitan world of the New Julfans.

2013 Язык: ENG Рейтинг: Поставляется из: Англии Описание: The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times.

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Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Excellent introduction to an under-studied region of the world/world history. Perhaps a little more on some regional cultures could be accomodated into a future edition, however, on the whole, it will touch on major and minor topics found in concurrent literature regarding SE Asia, European expansion, nationalism, trade/commerce, E Africa, and the modern era (1900s to present).
DEAD-SHOT
Book is super; and it was a speedy delivery
you secret
Another success from a great series
Anayalore
A valuable overview
Qag
Very VERY informative, never dreamed there was so much history there!! More studies need to be done on this vast ocean
Swiang
This reads like a bunch of Wikipedia entries slapped together. I gave up after a couple of chapters.

Granted it is difficult to write an informative, historical compilation of such a broad topic but this effort lacks interesting angles on which to build the narrative.
August
Excellent coverage of the history and future of this often forgotten ocean.
This is one of a new series from Oxford UP, "The New Oxford World History," and it is excellent. It is under 200 pages, including some quite useful maps of the ocean at different points, and some intriguing photos. The book is well written, and packed with information.

Chapter 1 sets up the history, and discusses the monsoons, crucial to understanding some shipping patterns. The book is really about the interconnections of the littoral areas around the ocean, a very old and historically dense web of connection in economic, political, religious and ethnic terms. Sailing the ocean goes back at least 5,000 years before the current era, and Alpers notes that carbonized cloves have been found at a site in Syria and dated 1,721 BCE, so long-distance trade goes back for certain to nearly four thousand years ago. Alpers describes a quite extensive linkage of trade, including the Greeks, Romans, Indians and Chinese, One bit I found fascinating is the Austronesian languages originated in what is now Taiwan, and spread west to Madagascar and east to all the Polynesian and other islands, as far as Hawai'i and Easter Island. The area covered is immense, from Zanzibar and the East African coast to the Philippines, and Indonesia north to the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and thence to Egypt and Persia. The slave trade is discussed in a fascinating way.

Chapter 3 is largely about how Muslim traders carried Islam with them, and converted people in many areas, particularly what is now Indonesia. This cultural change stared centuries ago but is fairly recent in some areas. It means of course that pilgrimage to Mecca became a major current across the ocean. This might be helpful to readers interested in understanding the spread of Islam--it appears most often to have been a peaceful process, although it resulted in major conflict with the intrusive Portuguese in the 1500s.

Chapters 4 and 5 cover the conflicts emerging as the Europeans intruded, particularly Portuguese, Dutch and British. The complexity is amazing. Some of the more interesting chapters include the emergence of Oman as a sea power, the extension of Ottoman naval forces into the ocean to combat the Portuguese (a closer run thing than I realized), and the pirate coast of Madagascar. This latter is closely linked to the Caribbean pirates, and interestingly, many settled down, intermarried and created a locally historical group in Madagascar, I also had be unaware of a brief era (1780-1817) when a people from Madagascar were slave raiders into Africa, with fleets of hundreds or large canoes with as many as 18,000 sailors aboard, which much have been about the biggest slaving fleets ever.

Chapter 5 covers the "long nineteenth century" and this is the most interesting in the book, I think. It offers an excellent and informative account of how the British won out (controlling a huge portion of the littoral), migration patterns, economic changes and changes in technology. Chapter 6 brings it up to date, in a fast but also excellent discussion, of oil and changes occurring, the rise of resistance to colonialism and more.

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