If you would like to read more about specific topics related to the Indian Ocean region, check out the books, articles, and websites below!
Books and Articles
Abu Lughod, Janet. Before European Hegemony : the World System
A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Chaudhuri, K.N. Trade and Civilization in the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750. London: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Curtin, Philip D. Cross-Cultural Trade in World History. London: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Kearney, Milo. The Indian Ocean in World History. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Pearson, Michael N. The Indian Ocean. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Inc., 2003.
Reade, Julian. The Indian Ocean in Antiquity. London: Kegan Paul International and the British Museum, 1996.
Risso, Patricia. Merchants and Faith: Muslim Commerce and Culture in the Indian Ocean. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995.
Vink, Marcus P. M. “Indian Ocean Studies and the ‘new thalassology’” Journal of Global History (2007) 2, pp. 41-62, London School of Economics and Political Science 2007 doi:10.1017/S1740022807002033.
AskAsia Project. Zheng He at http://www.askasia.org/teachers/lessons/plan.php?no=63
Bradshaw Foundation. Journey of Mankind, at www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey
Bridging World History, 'The Indian Ocean World' video segment http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/worldhistory/unit_video_10-1.html
Casale, Giancarlo, 'The Ottoman 'Discovery' of the Indian Ocean in the Sixteenth Century: The Age of Exploration from an Islamic Perspective.' Paper presented at Seascapes, Littoral Cultures, and Trans-Oceanic Exchanges, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., February 12-15, 2003, retrieved on 19 Nov. 2006 at http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/ebook/p/2005/history_cooperative/www.historycooperative.org/proceedings/seascapes/casale.html
Celebi, Joan. 'Indian Ocean Trade: A Classroom Simulation Africa in the World' at http://www.bu.edu/africa/outreach/indian/
Lunde, Paul. The Indian Ocean and Global Trade, Saudi Aramco World, 56:4 (July/August 2005) at http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200504/default.htm
National Archives of the Netherlands, TANAP (Toward a New Age of Partnership) project at http://www.tanap.net/content/about/heritage.cfm
National Geographic Society, IBM and the Waitt Foundation. The Genographic Project. Atlas of the Human Journey at https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/
National Geographic Society, Xpeditions Lesson Plan: 'Commerce in the Indian Ocean' at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/11/g68/index.html
Smithsonian Institution, 'Encompassing the Globe' (cultural interactions from the 15th to the 17th century) http://www.asia.si.edu/EncompassingtheGlobe/