Early Exchange between Africa and the Wider Indian Ocean World

  • Gwyn Campbell

Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Carl Hughes, Ruben Post
    Pages 135-155
  3. Anneli Ekblom, Paul Lane, Chantal Radimilahy, Jean-Aime Rakotoarisoa, Paul Sinclair, Malika Virah-Sawmy
    Pages 195-230
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 305-378

About this book


This volume comprises a selection of essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines that discuss the exchange relationship between Africa and the wider Indian Ocean world (IOW), a macro-region running from East Africa to China, from early times to about 1300 CE. The rationale for regarding this macro-region as a “world” is the central significance of the monsoon system which facilitated the early emergence of long-distance trans-IOW maritime exchange of commodities, peoples, plants, animals, technologies and ideas.


Global Economy of the Indian Ocean World human-environment interaction in the Indian Ocean exchange relations in African history monsoons and the economy maritime networks Origins of the Malagasy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gwyn Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33821-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33822-4
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