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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