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Mardi 27 octobre 2020
« Indian Ocean and its role in pre-modern globalization. Philippe Beaujard presents an ambitious and comprehensive global history of the Indian Ocean world, from the earliest state formations to 1500 CE. Supported by a wealth of empirical data, full-color maps, plates, and figures, he shows how Asia and Africa dominated the economic and cultural landscape and the flow of ideas in the pre-modern world. This led to a trans-regional division of labor and an Afro-Eurasian world economy. Beaujard questions the origins of capitalism and hints at how this world-system may evolve in the future. The result is a re-orienting of world history, taking the Indian Ocean, rather than Europe, as the point of departure. »
Volume I provides in-depth coverage of the period from the fourth millennium BCE to the sixth century CE.
Volume II provides in-depth coverage of the period from the seventh century to the fifteenth century CE.
Philippe Beaujard is an Emeritus Director of Research at theCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut des Mondes Africains, Paris.
Page créée le dimanche 27 octobre 2019, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret.