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Currencies of the Indian Ocean World

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This book is the first to trace the unique monetary history of the Indian Ocean World. Long-distance trade across the region was f... Weiterlesen
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This book is the first to trace the unique monetary history of the Indian Ocean World. Long-distance trade across the region was facilitated by a highly complex multi-currency system undergirded by shared ideas that transcended ethno-linguistic, religious and class divisions. Currencies also occupied key roles in local spiritual, aesthetic and affective practices. Foregrounding these tensions between the global/universalistic and the local/particularistic, the volume shows how this traditional currency system remained in place until the middle of the twentieth century, and how aspects of the system continue to inform monetary practices throughout the region. With case studies covering China, India, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, East Africa, Zanzibar, Madagascar and Mauritius from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this volume explores the central role currencies played in economic exchange as well as in establishing communal bonds, defining state power and expressing religious sentiments.



Steven Serels holds a joint appointment as a Research Officer at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien at Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, USA.

Gwyn Campbell is Founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Canada.



Autorentext
Steven Serels holds a joint appointment as a Research Officer at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien at Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, USA.

Gwyn Campbell is Founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Canada.



Inhalt
1. Introduction: The Indian Ocean World Currency System

2. Major "International" Currencies of China and Japan: The Use of Copper Coins, Silver Ingots and Paper Money

3. Indian Kingdoms, 12001500 and the Maritime Trade in Monetary Commodities

4. What East Africans Got for their Ivory and Slaves: The Nature, Working and Circulation of Commodity Currencies in Nineteenth-Century East Africa

5. Currency and Currency Problems in Imperial Madagascar, 18201895

6. Currency as Commodity, as Symbol of Sovereignty and as Subject of Legal Dispute: Henri Greffülhe and the Coinage of Zanzibar in the Late Nineteenth Century

7. The Circulation of Modern Currencies and the Impoverishment of the Red Sea World, 18822010

8. Gilding the Waves: Gold Smuggling and Monetary Policies around the Arabian Sea, 19391967

9. Dollar, Sovereign and Rupee: Money in Mauritius

Produktinformationen

Titel: Currencies of the Indian Ocean World
Editor:
EAN: 9783030209735
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 230
Veröffentlichung: 24.08.2019
Dateigrösse: 3.3 MB
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