The Winds of Change: Buddhism and the Maritime Links of Early South Asia pdf epub fb2

The Winds of Change: Buddhism and the Maritime Links of Early South Asia by Himanshu P. Ray pdf epub fb2

The Winds of Change: Buddhism and the Maritime Links of Early South Asia Author: Himanshu P. Ray
Title: The Winds of Change: Buddhism and the Maritime Links of Early South Asia
ISBN: 0195635515
ISBN13: 978-0195635515
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 23, 1995)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1466 kb
Size EPUB version: 1754 kb
Subcategory: World




A pioneering study which challenges the conventional view about the importance of Roman and Arab seafarers to maritime trade in South Asia. It argues that Buddhism provided the structure necessary for the remarkable upsurge in trade in the period 400 BC to AD 400, using archaeological, literary and ethnographic evidence, much of it unpublished.