Maritime Asia, 1500-1800: The interactive emergence of European Domination

  title={Maritime Asia, 1500-1800: The interactive emergence of European Domination},
  author={John Elliot Wills},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • J. Wills
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
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