Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World, Volume II

Exchange of Ideas, Religions, and Technologies

  • Angela Schottenhammer

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Angela Schottenhammer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Religions in the Indian Ocean World

  4. Shipbuilding Technologies and Transportation

  5. Transfer of Knowledge and Technologies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-346

About this book


This volume investigates the emergence and spread of maritime commerce and interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World—the world’s first “global economy”—from a longue durée perspective. Spanning from antiquity to the nineteenth century, these essays move beyond the usual focus on geographical sub-regions or thematic aspects to foreground inter- and trans-regional connections. Focusing on the role of religion in the expansion of commerce and exchange across the region, as well as on technology and knowledge transfer, volume II covers shipbuilding and navigation technologies, porcelain production, medicinal knowledge, and mules as a commodity and means of transportation.


Indian Ocean world exchange Religions of the Indian Ocean World Buddhism Maritime trade Maritime crossings Trade networks of the Indian Ocean World Vaisnavism Islam across the Indian Ocean Shipping in the Indian Ocean Early shipbuilding technology transfer of knowledge Indian ocean seafaring history of the global economy intra-Asian connections Islamization of Southeast Asia maritime archaeology Mongol Empire Chinese porcelain Arabic Medicine history of commodity chains

Editors and affiliations

  • Angela Schottenhammer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97800-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97801-7
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