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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 545–546.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Sebastian R. Prange The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port Um Nancy Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2009 xiii + 270 pp., $75.00 (cloth), $30.00 (paper) © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The Merchant Houses of Mocha...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 677–686.
Published: 01 December 2005
... nKwi n h ntdAa Emirates Arab United the and Kuwait in Practices Gender and Policing, World:Language, Ocean Indian the in Asians South...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 491–511.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Thomas F. McDow This chapter reassesses Richard Burton's 1853 journey to Mecca and asks questions about the flexibility of identities in the Indian Ocean and Persianate worlds of the mid-nineteenth century. Often hailed or criticized by previous generations of scholars for his imperial vision and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 314–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Julia Verne; Markus Verne Over the last thirty years, the Indian Ocean has increasingly been conceptualized as a maritime spatial unit created by translocal relations and processes of exchange. Only recently, however, these relations are being examined from a “bottom-up” perspective, e.g., with a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Clarissa Vierke So far, the diffusion of texts in non-European languages, which have been essential in creating transoceanic links for centuries, have hardly been adequately considered in studies on the Indian Ocean. This article focuses on the appropriation of Arabic historiographic text into the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 584–590.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Isabel Hofmeyr Within the academy, as transnational and oceanic forms of analysis become more prominent, the Indian Ocean attracts attention, especially as a domain that offers rich possibilities for working beyond the templates of the nation-state and area studies. The Indian Ocean makes visible a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1997) 17 (2): 62–81.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Edward A. Alpers © 1997: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1997 The Afiican Diaspora in the Northwestern Indian Ocean: Reconsideration of an Old Problem, New Directions for Research Edward A. Alpers In...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 407–419.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nidhi Mahajan Abstract Ever since 9/11, dhows , or Indian Ocean sailing vessels, have been viewed as inherently threatening to national and international security, as government authorities suspect that they are used to smuggle weapons and militants. Most recently, dhows that transport charcoal...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 549–555.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Michael Christopher Low Low’s essay introduces the five essays in this roundtable in volume 34, number 3, which explore theoretical and practical connections between the fields of Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean studies. At least part of the exercise suggested by this forum, Low writes, involves a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 565–573.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of the latter’s story. Although no one is arguing that the monsoon coasts of Southeast Asia are per se part of the Middle East, they are a component part of the history of this region of the world. Tagliacozzo shows how this embrace across the Indian Ocean came about, primarily though the lenses of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 574–581.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Indian Ocean public sphere. While this recent work has done much to open up a discursive space for forms of non-Western universalism, it has, whether intentionally or not, reiterated the claims of a transcendent liberal secular humanism in a new guise. But what would this Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism...
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Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 2. The Sagar Sanpati' s itinerary across the western Indian Ocean in 2011–12. Figure 2. The Sagar Sanpati's itinerary across the western Indian Ocean in 2011–12. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 355–367.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Prita Meier This article examines what happens to objects once they stop being mobile and come to rest on specific bodies and in specific buildings. The material landscape of Indian Ocean port cities, including their mosques, merchant mansions, and even the houses of people who are not powerful...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 556–564.
Published: 01 December 2014
... past decade or so, particularly the shift toward maritime conceptions of space (Mediterranean, Indian Ocean), which though by no means new have breathed new life into the study of the premodern and colonial/modern history of the Middle East. The rise of global and connected history has similar...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 368–390.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Paola Ivanov The Indian Ocean looks back on a long history of exchange concerning luxury goods that were primarily used for personal and interior decoration as well as in performative situations. In view of the primarily aesthetic dimension of the items of trade, Ivanov's article examines the role...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 590–598.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Mandana E. Limbert Limbert’s essay explores the notion of Arabness. It argues that Indian Ocean experiences, histories, and debates present an alternative perspective to the one dominant in Egypt, Iraq, and the Levant. In particular, it suggests that even as late as the twentieth century, Arabness...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Indian Ocean history as well as the wider connections both within and beyond the British Empire. These developments have given rise to an exciting meeting point that brings modern Indian and German histories together. The essays in this special section are focused on connections forged in Germany and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 372–386.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Muslim renewal that connected India to the Middle East. Moreover, she fashioned a singular autobiographical persona as an Urdu literary pioneer and woman traveler in the Muslim lands of the British Empire. In her writings, Rizvia focused on her distinctive observations of the ocean, the history of the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 346–349.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Kai Kresse This text introduces the Kitabkhana book discussion platform on Isabel Hofmeyr's Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading . After positioning Hofmeyr's research within the wider field of Indian Ocean studies, it sketches out, in comparison, the contributions of the five...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 375–381.
Published: 01 August 2015
... sphere in the Indian Ocean. The essay discusses the efforts of Gandhi to create a “reading public” as well as the reformist orientation, the importance of translation, the provisional nature of the printed texts, and the use of multiple languages and scripts. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...