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Ref ID: 19931
Ref Type: Book
Authors: Himanshu Prabha Ray,
Title: The archaeology of seafaring in ancient South Asia
Date: 2003
Source: Cambridge world archaeology
Place of Publication: Cambridge
New York
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Notes: Description: Moving away from the rather limited approach taken in many studies of maritime activities in the Indian subcontinent where elitist agendas and trade in luxury goods are accorded primacy, this well-rounded study explores in detail the relationship between man and the sea in all its many forms. In acknowledging and embracing the peculiarities of maritime conditions and activities in the Indian Ocean, Ray explores the role of seafaring and how it engaged with aspects of religion, politics and the economy within South Asian societies. Covering the period from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD, the book addresses a broad range of themes including: fishing and sailing communities
transport, boat-building, navigation and seafaring technology
craft production and trade networks
merchants and guilds
religious interaction
political structure and consolidation.
Date Created: 5/6/2015
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