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Singapore & the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800

Author: John N Miksic
Publisher: Singapore : NUS Press, National University of Singapore : National Museum of Singapore, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The overland Silk Road linking China with West Asia and Europe is a famous and fabled trade route. The sea route that was its alternative was arguably more significant, both historically and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John N Miksic
ISBN: 9789971695583 9971695588 9789971695743 997169574X
OCLC Number: 839063282
Language Note: In English.
Description: ix, 491 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. The archaeology of Singapore : forgotten hints --
Historical background. The three seas of the Southern ocean ; The rise of the island empires ; From the fall of Srivijaya to the rise of Singapore ; Singapore's ancient history, 1299 to 1604 --
Archaeological evidence. Archaeology in Singapore : history and interpretation ; Products of ancient Singapore ; Singaporean imports of the 14th to 16th centuries ; Beyond ceramics : metal, coins, and glassware --
Singapore in regional context. Temasik's partners in Java, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and India ; Singapore and Riau ; Temasik's neighbours : Southeast Asian settlements of the 14th and 15th centuries ; Singapore and the Europeans --
Conclusion. Ancient Singapore, urbanism, and commerce.
Other Titles: Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800
Silk Road of the Sea, 1300-1800
Responsibility: John N. Miksic.
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