Empires Of The Monsoon by Richard Hall
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ISBN
9780006380832
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
608
Dimensions
198 x 130mm
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• Until Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to the East in 1497-9 almost nothing was known in the West of the exotic cultures and wealth of the Indian Ocean and its peoples. It is this civilisation and its destruction at the hands of the West that Richard Hall recreates in this book. Hall's history of the exploration and exploitation – by Chinese and Arab travellers, and by the Portuguese, Dutch and British alike – is one of brutality, betrayal and colonial ambition. It is history told with the true gift of a storyteller and a keen eye for the exotic. It is a compelling and instructive epic.
ISBN:
9780006380832
Publication Date:
29 / 04 / 1998
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
198 x 130mm

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