Ages of Sail, Ocean Basins, and Southeast Asia

@article{Gaynor2013AgesOS,
  title={Ages of Sail, Ocean Basins, and Southeast Asia},
  author={Jennifer L. Gaynor},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={309 - 333}
}
  • J. Gaynor
  • Published 12 August 2013
  • History
  • Journal of World History
The Age of Sail commonly refers to European endeavors after roughly 1450. However, two other examples of maritime efflorescence and decline occurred just before this. Early Ming imperial fleets and long-distance voyaging in Oceania relativize and throw into relief the contingency of the European accomplishment. After discussing these two examples, this article shows how they raise questions about the limits of an ocean basins framework and explores why Southeast Asia sits indistinctly between… 

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