The Indian Ocean: oceanic connections and the creation of new societies

@inproceedings{Sheriff2014TheIO,
  title={The Indian Ocean: oceanic connections and the creation of new societies},
  author={A. Sheriff and E. Ho},
  year={2014}
}
The Indian Ocean was the first venue of global trade, connecting the Mediterranean and South China Sea. Inspired by the insights of Fernand Braudel, and by Michael Mollat, who saw it as 'a zone of encounters and contacts ...a privileged crossroads of culture,' this volume explores two inter-related themes. The first, on oceanic linkages, presents the diversity of the peoples who have traversed it and their relationships by tracing their tangible movements and connections. The second, on the… Expand