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This short introduction sets the stage for the heart of the book by identifying several key interpretations and introducing the two authors. It notes how, like the target audience, the authors had to reach beyond their formal training as historians to come to grips with the wider Indian Ocean World. It ends by outlining the structure of the book.

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Selected Bibliography

This selected bibliography is designed to provide you and your students with some key sources to begin your study of Indian Ocean World history. The endnotes of each chapter will provide critical entry points for more detailed exploration of specific topics raised in the text.
Journals
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies
. Published by
McGill University
. https://jiows.mcgill.ca/.
Journal of the Indian Ocean Region
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Monsoon: Journal of the Indian Ocean Rim
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Duke University Press
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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,
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, and
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, and
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.
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:
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Desai
,
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.
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.
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,
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.
Echenberg
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Ghosh
,
Amitav
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Ghosh
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Ghosh
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Ghosh
,
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.
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.
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,
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.
Gibb
,
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.
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:
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,
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,
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, and
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Guha
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Hall
,
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.
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Heng
,
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. “
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.”
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, September 26,
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Ho
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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,
Jane
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Hopper
,
Matthew S.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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,
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, and
Richard
Pankhurst
, eds.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Laffan
,
Michael Francis
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Lambourn
,
Elizabeth A.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Larson
,
Pier M.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Lee
,
Christopher J.
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. Ohio University Research in International Studies, Global and Comparative Studies Series 11.
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:
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,
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.
Levathes
,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Low
,
Michael Christopher
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Machado
,
Pedro
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Machado
,
Pedro
,
Sarah
Fee
, and
Gwyn
Campbell
, eds.
Textile Trade, Consumer Cultures, and the Material Worlds of the Indian Ocean: An Ocean of Cloth
.
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:
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,
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.
Machado
,
Pedro
,
Steve
Mullins
, and
Joseph
Christensen
, eds.
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.
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:
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,
2019
.
Markovits
,
Claude
.
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.
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:
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,
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.
McDow
,
Thomas F.
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.
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:
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,
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.
Metcalf
,
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.
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:
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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,
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.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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:
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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, ed.
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.
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.
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.
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, and
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, eds.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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.
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, ed.
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.
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:
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,
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.
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.
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.
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. “
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.
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