The Southeast Asian Ship: An Historical Approach

  title={The Southeast Asian Ship: An Historical Approach},
  author={Pierre‐yves Manguin},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={266 - 276}
  • P. Manguin
  • Published 1 September 1980
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
This article will concentrate on one aspect of a major question in Southeast Asian maritime history: an attempt will be made to describe and determine the origins of the type of ship that was the main form of transport for the trade of the maritime kingdoms of the western half of Southeast Asia until the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Surprisingly enough — if the general importance of the commercial network of maritime Southeast Asia is considered — such a… 

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