The Indian Ocean
By (author) Michael Pearson
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Indian Ocean by Michael Pearson
Book DescriptionIn this stimulating and authoritative overview, Michael Pearson reverses the traditional angle of maritime history and looks from the sea to its shores - its impact on the land through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration. This vast ocean, both connecting and separating nations, has shaped many countries' cultures and ideologies through the movement of goods, people, ideas and religions across the sea. The Indian Ocean moves from a discussion of physical elements, its shape, winds, currents and boundaries, to a history from pre-Islamic times to the modern period of European dominance. Going far beyond pure maritime history, this compelling survey is an invaluable addition to political, cultural and economic world history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415445382
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Pearson
Dreaming of Columbus, Paperback (January 2016)
In this memoir, Pearson renders time and place vividly through lyrical narrative and generous spirit toward his characters, juxtaposing descriptions of adolescent escapades with the grim discipline of parochial schools. In this Bronx, dreams of escape fuse with bittersweet memories.
Trade, Circulation, and Flow in the Indian Ocean World, Hardback (October 2015)
This book explores the connections and commonalities of unity in the vast aquatic arena of the Indian Ocean, covering many centuries and areas.
Port Towns of Gujarat, Hardback (July 2015)
Port Towns of Gujarat offers new insights on cost-hinterland connections, urbanmorphology, port cities and littoral societies, the role of Gujarat in the Indian Ocean and data on the history of Gujarat, the Indian Ocean, and the many great port cities on India s northwest coast."
Reading Life, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Michael Pearson
A unique blend of memoir, literary appreciation, and travel narrative, Reading Life is a series of interrelated essays tracking the relationship between books and experience, dramatizing and reflecting on how stories lead us into the world, and how we transform that engagement with the world back into personal narrative.
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Author Biography - Michael Pearson
M.N. Pearson is Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His previous publications include Port Cities and Intruders: the Swahili Coast, India, and Portugal in the Early Modern Era (1998) and Pious Passengers: theHajjin earlier times (1994).
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