Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and Its Invaders

Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1996 - Africa, East - 575 pages
4 Reviews
From one of Britain's finest popular historians and writers on travel and exploration, this is a panoramic history of the Indian Ocean, the peoples who lived around it, and those who crossed it, from the dawn of time to the twentieth century.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - deebee1 - LibraryThing

Until Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to the East in 1497, nothing was known in the West of the people and the cultures of the Indian Ocean. What was known but vaguely, was that it was the ... Read full review

Review: Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and Its Invaders

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Excellent overview of history of the Indian Ocean and the lands surrounding it. Probably one of the best overall books on history I've read. Read full review

Contents

Wonders of India Treasures of China
3
Lure of the African Shore
13
The Mystery of the Waqwaqs
23
Copyright

54 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Coffee: A Dark History
Antony Wild
Limited preview - 2005
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information