Indian Ocean worlds

Authored by: Geert Castryck

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138718364
eBook ISBN: 9780429438233
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This chapter, based on a brief overview of approaches in Indian Ocean studies, depicts the Indian Ocean world as a historical and epistemological trans-region, as a space of transfers between and transformations of regions, and as an area that transcends its confines. In so doing, the Indian Ocean serves as an entry point for applying different transregional perspectives.

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