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The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean moves from a discussion of physical elements, its shape, winds, currents and boundaries, to a history from pre-Islamic times to the modern period of European dominance. Going far beyond pure maritime history, this compelling survey is an invaluable addition to political, cultural and economic world history.


Chapter 1: Deep structure

Chapter 2: Humans and the sea

Chapter 3: The beginning of the ocean

Chapter 4: Muslims in the Indian Ocean

Chapter 5: Europeans in an Indian Ocean world

Chapter 6: The early modern Indian Ocean world

Chapter 7: Britain and the ocean

Chapter 8: History in the ocean


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