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By Milo Kearney

All through background, dominance of the Indian Ocean has been a severe think about defining a nation's supremacy and tool. it really is renowned that it performed an enormous half within the good fortune of the Portugese country firstly of the 16th century. during this concise survey, Milo Kearney exhibits how the buying and selling and imperial enlargement provided by way of the Indian Ocean have been exploited through many best powers from the 3rd millennium BC to the very contemporary earlier.
The international locations incorporated diversity from the traditional Egyptians of the hot country to the Han chinese language and, later, from the Moghul to the British Empire. Milo Kearney is going directly to exhibit what a severe territory the Indian Ocean was once throughout the chilly struggle as a result of its wealthy provide for oil.
The historical past of the Indian Ocean offers a photo of the various key concerns in global heritage, akin to colonialism, exchange and unfold of cultures and religions. it is vital interpreting for all scholars of worldwide heritage.

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