Ocean of letters: language and creolization in an Indian Ocean diaspora (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Ocean of letters: language and creolization in an Indian Ocean diaspora Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ocean of letters: language and creolization in an Indian Ocean diaspora

Author: Pier M Larson
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009
Series: Critical perspectives on empire, 2009: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

This unique history of imperialism, language, and creolization in the largest African diaspora of the Indian Ocean reveals the roles of slavery, travel, Christian missions, and European colonialism  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pier M Larson
ISBN: 9780521739573 0521739578
OCLC Number: 901813823
Awards: Winner of Wesley-Logan Prize from the American Historical Association 2010
Description: 378 p. ill.
Contents: 1. Departures; 2. Conversation and the catechism; 3. The work of the word; 4. The colonial study; 5. The multilingual street; 6. Renaissance: reading and affiliation; 7. Ocean of letters; 8. Pathways of language and Creolite.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on empire, 2009: 1
Responsibility: Pier M. Larson.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'Larson summarizes the approaches of current scholarship to the African diaspora in the Indian Ocean. He brings to the fore the complexities of cross-cultural interactions in asymmetric power Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.