Trade Circulation and Flow in the Indian Ocean World
Trade, Circulation, and Flow in the Indian Ocean World is a collection which covers a long time span and diverse areas around the ocean. Many of the essays look at the Indian Ocean before Europeans arrived, reminding the reader that there was a cohesive Indian Ocean. This collection includes empirical studies and essays focused on particular area or production. The essays cover various aspects of trade and exchange, the Indian Ocean as a world-system, East African and Chinese connections with the Indian Ocean World, and the movement of people and ideas around the ocean.
Spirits and Ships
This volume seeks to foreground a “borderless” history and geography of South, Southeast, and East Asian littoral zones that would be maritime-focused, and thereby explore the ancient connections and dynamics of interaction that favoured the encounters among the cultures found throughout the region stretching from the Indian Ocean littorals to the Western Pacific, from the early historical period to the present. Transcending the artificial boundaries of macro-regions and nation-states, and trying to bridge the arbitrary divide between (inherently cosmopolitan) “high” cultures (e.g. Sanskritic, Sinitic, or Islamicate) and “local” or “indigenous” cultures, this multidisciplinary volume explores the metaphor of Monsoon Asia as a vast geo-environmental area inhabited by speakers of numerous language phyla, which for millennia has formed an integrated system of littorals where crops, goods, ideas, cosmologies, and ritual practices circulated on the sea-routes governed by the seasonal monsoon winds. The collective body of work presented in the volume describes Monsoon Asia as an ideal theatre for circulatory dynamics of cultural transfer, interaction, acceptance, selection, and avoidance, and argues that, despite the rich ethnic, linguistic and sociocultural diversity, a shared pattern of values, norms, and cultural models is discernible throughout the region.
Reconfiguring the Silk Road
From the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages, a network of trade and migration routes brought people from across Eurasia into contact. Their commerce included political, social, and artistic ideas, as well as material goods such as metals and textiles. Reconfiguring the Silk Road offers new research on the earliest trade and cultural interactions along these routes, mapping the spread and influence of Silk Road economies and social structures over time. This volume features contributions by renowned scholars uncovering new discoveries related to populations that lived in the Tarim Basin, the advanced state of textile manufacturing in the region, and the diffusion of domesticated grains across Inner Asia. Other chapters include an analysis of the dispersal of languages across the Eurasian Steppe and a detailed examination of the domestication of the horse in the region. Contextualized with a foreword by Colin Renfrew and introduction by Victor Mair, Reconfiguring the Silk Road provides a new assessment of the intercultural evolution along the steppes and beyond. Contributors: David W. Anthony, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Dorcas R. Brown, Peter Brown, Michael D. Frachetti, Jane Hickman, Philip L. Kohl, Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory, Joseph G. Manning, Colin Renfrew.
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Dictionnaire de l ethnologie malgache
S'il ne prétend jamais à l'exhaustivité, le "Dictionnaire de l'ethnologie malgache" réalisé par J.-P. Alain met à jour l'histoire profonde, vivante, de ce domaine, ainsi que sa fertilité. Des précurseurs aux chercheurs et chercheuses contemporains, des concepts importants aux coutumes et rites propres à l'espace malgache, des ethnies aux langues, cet ouvrage étayé par de nombreuses références et précisions bibliographiques, s'impose comme la parfaite porte d'accès à une discipline passionnante. Pratique, synthétique, voici un outil "affûté" à destination de celles et ceux qui sondent une île et ses habitants forts d'une culture plurielle.
Les couleurs dans les arts d Afrique De la Pr histoire nos jours
Quelle importance les sociétés anciennes et actuelles attribuent-elles à la couleur? Dans les productions artistiques du continent africain, le blanc, le jaune, le rouge, le bleu et le noir sont parmi les couleurs qui reviennent le plus souvent. Pourtant, chacune d’entre elles recèle une histoire dont certains épisodes peuvent encore se lire à travers les matières et les substances qui ont servi à les faire naître. Les différents articles qui composent cet ouvrage se présentent comme des expériences méthodologiques ouvertes à de nombreux champs disciplinaires. Se côtoient ainsi des exemples aussi divers que des peintures rupestres, des statuettes et des masques traditionnels, des perles en pâte de verre, des feux de signalisation urbaine, des tissus teints à l’indigo. Le résultat: une invitation à regarder la couleur autrement, avec sa richesse culturelle.
Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria.
The City of Light
In 1270, a scholarly Jewish merchant named Jacob d'Ancona set out on a voyage from Italy. A year later, he arrived in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the City of Light (now known as Quanzhou), four years before Marco Polo arrived in Xanadu in 1275. Nothing was known of this epochal journey until 1990, when David Selbourne found a remarkable manuscript that had been hidden from the public view for seven centuries. The City of Light, this account of Ancona's travels, provides an unparalleled insight into life in the medieval world.Originally published to great controversy because of Selbourne's pledge to the manuscript owner that he would not reveal its whereabouts, The City of Light eventually became a steady bestseller and has earned praise from numerous scholars, including leading Chinese academics. This vivid and insightful book not only describes the adventures of a medieval trader, but also sheds new light on medieval Chinese society and manners though the eyes of a European man of learning. Revised and updated with an introduction from the author explaining the original scandal surrounding the book, this is a spectacular account of one man's encounter with one of the world's great civilizations.
Lords of the Land Lords of the Sea
European traders and soldiers established a foothold on Timor in the course of the seventeenth century, motivated by the quest for the commercially vital sandalwood and the intense competition between the Dutch and the Portuguese. Lords of the Land, Lords of the Sea focuses on two centuries of contacts between the indigenous polities on Timor and the early colonials, and covers the period 1600-1800.
Before European Hegemony
In this important study, Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the modern world economy had its roots not in the sixteenth century, as is widely supposed, but in the thirteenth century economy--a system far different from the European world system which emerged from it. Using the city as the working unit of analysis, Before European Hegemony provides a new paradigm for understanding the evolution of world systems by tracing the rise of a system that, at its peak in the opening decades of the 14th century, involved a vast region stretching between northwest Europe and China. Writing in a clear and lively style, Abu-Lughod explores the reasons for the eventual decay of this system and the rise of European hegemony.