At a period when sea navigation depended more on the skill and courage of sailors than on technology, men were nonetheless able to build maritime regional empires that stretched from Indochina to the Indonesian Archipelago.
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Paul Munoz has harboured a passion for history and ethnography since he was a youngster. He has spent many years travelling the world exploring the culture. Customs, and history of numerous civilizations.
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Book Description Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. In the past most histories of the peoples of the archipelago and the peninsula began with the arrival of Islam. Sadly politically inspired histories still do so. This extensive work of the history of the area from earliest times until the arrival of Islam demonstrates that the region's commercial and cultural life before Islam were at root of possibly its most important era of international influence until the present day. 392 pages with a bibliography, index, maps and figures. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia. Bookseller Inventory # ML3368