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An island under the influence: Soqotra at the crossroads of Egypt, Persia and India from antiquity to the Early Modern Age

Biedermann, Zoltan (2010) An island under the influence: Soqotra at the crossroads of Egypt, Persia and India from antiquity to the Early Modern Age. In: Kauz, R. (ed.) Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road: From the Persian Gulf to the East China Sea. East Asian Economic and Socio-Cultural Studies 10. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag, pp. 9-24. ISBN 9783447061032.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: In the recent years, trade, cultural exchange and transfer of knowledge in the Indian Ocean have come increasingly into the scope of various scholarly disciplines. The previous perception that the exploitation of this sea did only start with the European colonial expansion at the end of the 15th century had to be abandoned: The Europeans absorbed the long existing structures rather than creating new ones. This concept of the Indian Ocean as a coherent space of transfer is also adopted in this volume. Some of the articles were presented at a conference held in Vienna, while the others were supplied independently. The contributions are arranged around the two "poles", represented by the western and the eastern part of the Indian Ocean, especially Iran and China, but also other cultures and the manifold relations with the land-based Silk Road are discussed. The time frame ranges from the 14th to the 17th century.

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Indian Ocean, trade, networks, empire, Soqotra
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Iberian and Latin American Studies
Depositing User: Dr Zoltan Biedermann
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:26
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5484

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