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HIST 2869 Empires, Islam, and Trade: Regional Connections with the Indian Ocean, 1700 to Present (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The Indian Ocean served as an arena for some of the most cosmopolitan interactions in global history. Bordering the regions of East Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia, the commercial, religious, and imperial networks that crisscrossed the ocean entangled these disparate areas in unexpected ways in the early modern and modern eras. This course will examine the period from 1700 to the present through the increased role of European capital and colonialism, regional responses to the rise of Europe, the changes brought about by World Wars and decolonization, and the region’s place in a post-Cold War global system.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeffery Dyer

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Non-Western Requirement for the History Major


Last Updated: 20-Mar-14