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Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Steven Sidebotham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the ... More


Safeguarding China’s Seaborne Petroleum Supplies

Øystein Tunsjø

in Security and Profit in China’s Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165082
eISBN:
9780231535434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165082.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on the main transportation route for Chinese oil supplies: the maritime route. It first assesses the importance of energy security as a driver behind China’s naval ambitions. It ... More


Introduction

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Berenike, a port on Egypt's Red Sea coast, is the ideal microcosm to study in order to come to grips with ancient “Old World” commerce and its impact on those who participated in it. The Maritime ... More


History Without Borders: The Making of an Asian World Region (1000–1800)

Geoffrey C. Gunn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083343
eISBN:
9789882208988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083343.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Astride the historical maritime silk routes linking India to China, premodern East and Southeast Asia can be viewed as a global region in the making over a long period. Intense Asian commerce in ... More


The Lake before the Nineteenth Century: A Macrohistorical Perspective

Rainer F. Buschmann, Edward R. Slack, and James B. Tueller

in Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838249
eISBN:
9780824868536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838249.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter departs from the traditional usage of the term “Spanish Lake” in an effort to delineate and chart the dynamic Castilian conceptualization of the Pacific Ocean between the sixteenth and ... More


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