Arming the Periphery: The Arms Trade in the Indian Ocean During the Age of Global Empire

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 12, 2012 - History - 309 pages
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A major historical study of the global arms trade, revolving around the transfer of small arms from metropolitan Europe to the turbulent frontiers of Indian Ocean societies during the 'long' nineteenth century (c.1780-1914).

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Arms Trade and Global Empire in the Indian Ocean
9
2 The Arms Trade in the Metropolis
47
3 The Arms Trade in the Western Indian Ocean
98
4 The Arms Trade in the Eastern Indian Ocean
161
5 The Arms Trade and War in the Indian Ocean
211
Appendices
224
Notes
228
Bibliography
278
Index
295
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EMRYS CHEW Assistant Professor of History at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on the interconnections between Asian and global history, with particular emphasis on the cross-cultural networks and exchanges that transformed warfare and strategy.

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