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Indian Ocean
(11,167 words)

1. Introduction

Processes of social transformation that were perceived as “globalization” at the turn of the 21st century have given rise to new historical questions. These questions throw the narrowness of traditional perspectives of national historiography and "area studies" into clearer relief. There is therefore growing interest among scholars in studying historical interrelation and exchang…

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Ahuja, Ravi, “Indian Ocean”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021329>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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