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For centuries East Africa had an integral place within the Indian Ocean world. While slave trading, slave raiding and their consequences provide one thematic focus, this book looks at Indian Ocean commercial networks that were more complex in the range of products exchanged, including luxury goods and staple food items, as well as enforced labor.
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""Everyone who works on East African history or Indian Ocean history knows Edward Alpers' work. He has been at the forefront of the effort to write East Africa into the history of the Indian Ocean, while at the same time striving to convince East Africanists to look at their region as part of a larger oceanic system of exchange and communication."--Int. Journal of African Historical StudiesAbout the Author:
Edward Alpers,UCLA, is one of the best known experts on Eastern African and Indian Ocean history. He has published numerous books and articles on this subject including "Resisting Bondage in the Indian Ocean World".
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Book Description Markus Wiener Publishing Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: N/A. Brand new Book. For centuries East Africa had an integral place within the Indian Ocean world. While it existed at the periphery of the wider Indian Ocean in earlier periods, by the 18th and 19th centuries it was much more centrally engaged in these affairs.An interregional trade linked different sub-regions of East Africa to other Indian Ocean economies. While slave trading, slave raiding and their consequences provide one thematic focus of this book, Indian Ocean commercial networks were much more complex in the range of products exchanged, including luxury goods and staple food items, as well as enforced labor. Islam provides yet another connective tissue linking Eastern Africa to the Indian Ocean world and a cultural matrix in which popular beliefs and practices were transmitted.This volume brings together a set of important essays published on various dimensions of Eastern Africa's role within the Indian Ocean world written by Edward A. Alpers, Professor of History at UCLA, over four decades. In different ways, each of these papers seeks to demonstrate that one cannot understand the history of eastern Africa without considering its wider regional setting in the western Indian Ocean. Seller Inventory # TNP9781558764521
Book Description Markus Wiener Publishers, 2009. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781558764521 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0800711