Ships and the Development of Maritime Technology on the Indian Ocean
Edited by Ruth Barnes, David Parkin
Routledge – 2002 – 384 pages
Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series
Recognising the fundamental role both of shipping communities and the technologies crafted and shared by them, this book explores the types of ships, methods of navigation and modes of water-borne trade in the Indian Ocean region and the way they affected the development of distinctive settlements against a changing but strong sense of regional consciousness and identity.