The Making of the Indo-Islamic World

c.700-1800 CE
Cambridge University Press
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  • 320 Seiten
978-1-108-40565-2 (ISBN)
In a new accessible narrative, Andre Wink presents his major reinterpretation of the long-term history of India and the Indian Ocean region from the perspective of world history and geography. Situating the history of the Indianized territories of South Asia and Southeast Asia within the wider history of the Islamic world, he argues that the long-term development and transformation of Indo-Islamic history is best understood as the outcome of a major shift in the relationship between the sedentary peasant societies of the river plains, the nomads of the great Saharasian arid zone and the seafaring populations of the Indian Ocean. This revisionist work redraws the Asian past as the outcome of the fusion of these different types of settled and mobile societies, placing geography and environment at the centre of human history.
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Andre Wink is H. Kern Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a leading scholar of Indian and Islamic history and is the author of numerous books and articles, including Land and Sovereignty in India, Al-Hind and Akbar.
Introduction; 1. Pre-historic and ancient antecedents; 2. The expansion of agriculture and settled society; 3. Geography and the world-historical context; 4. Medieval India and the rise of Islam; 5. From the Mongols to the Great Mughals; 6. The empire of the Great Mughals and its Indian foundations; 7. The Indian Ocean in the age of the Estado da India and the East India Companies; Epilogue
'Professor Andre Wink offers a thrilling survey of two millennia's worth of history across the Indo-Islamic world. He presents a model of transnational and environmental history writing. It will be a valuable resource for scholars and teachers of South Asian, Central Asian and Islamic world history.' Nandini Chatterjee, University of Exeter 'Bold, ambitious and iconoclastic. Wink's sweeping history tackles big questions head-on in an important and often daring re-casting of the Indo-Islamic world.' Peter Frankopan, University of Oxford 'This is an impressive masterpiece of synthesis. By integrating the histories of settled and nomadic societies, the steppes and the seas, Islamic empires and European trading companies, Wink makes a momentous intervention in the field of global history.' Jos Gommans, Leiden University

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