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

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HarperCollins, 1996 - Africa, East - 575 pages
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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.

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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


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