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Cross currents and community networks : the history of the Indian Ocean world

Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray; Edward A Alpers
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contributed articles presented in a seminar organized by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India, in December 2003.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Himanshu Prabha Ray; Edward A Alpers
ISBN: 9780195677058 0195677056
OCLC Number: 122929071
Description: xiv, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Studying the Indian Ocean world : problems and opportunities / Michael N. Pearson --
Maritime communities : an overview / Kenneth McPherson --
Crossing the seas : connecting maritime spaces in colonial India / Himanshu Prabha Ray --
War, movement, and resettlement : the Paravas and the Jesuits in the sixteenth century / Mahesh Gopalan --
Aceh between two worlds : an intersection of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean / Anthony Reid --
Littoral society in the Mozambique Channel / Edward A. Alpers --
VOC Cape Town as an Indian Ocean port / Nigel Worden --
Oman and Zanzibar : the historical roots of a global community / Erik Gilbert --
The network of monetary exchange in the Indian Ocean trade, 1200-1700 / Najaf Haider --
Money on the move : the rupee and the Indian Ocean region / Shailendra Bhandare --
Non-metallic currencies of India in Indian Ocean trade and economies / Sanjay Garg --
Merchants in transit : risk-sharing strategies in the Indian Ocean / Lakshmi Subramanian --
Slavery and the trans-Indian Ocean World slave trade : a historical outline / Gwyn Campbell.
Responsibility: edited by Himanshu Prabha Ray and Edward A. Alpers.
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