By K M Panikkar
Eightvo. 350 pp, checklist of b&w illustrations, checklist of three fold-out maps, creation, half I. THE AGE OF growth, 1498-1750: 1. India and the Indian Ocean; 2. China and Japan. half II. THE AGE OF CONQUEST, 1750-1858: 1. India and the Islands; 2. China. half III. THE AGE OF EMPIRE, 1858-1914: 1. India; 2. China; three. Japan; four. South-East Asia; five. Siam. half IV. RUSSIA AND THE some distance EAST: 1. ahead of the Revolution; 2. Asia and the Russian Revolution. half V. EUROPE IN RETREAT, 1918-1939: 1. the ecu Civil struggle and its results; 2. India; three. China; four. Japan; five. somewhere else in Asia. half VI. THE restoration OF ASIA: 1. normal; 2. India; three. Japan; four. China; five. The Lesser international locations of Asia; half VII. CHRISTIAN MISSIONS: Christian Missions. half VIII. ORIENTAL impacts IN EUROPE: 1. Cultural affects; 2. The affects on eu proposal; end; index. 5th effect, 1961. pink textile.
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After thus settling the affairs of the Arabian Sea, Albuquerque turned his attention to Malaya and the Pacific. A major portion of the spice came from the Indonesian islands and this trade passing through Malacca and sailing well out into the sea, was being carried by the Arab trade ASIA AND WESTERN DOMINANCE 40 merchants to the Red Sea ports. The complete control of the trade of the Indian Ocean was not possible without establishing authority in the Malacca Straits. be remembered that Malacca at this period of history was a great international port.
In the Indian Ocean area he Ceylon and Calicut a number of times and even sailed up to Aden. l This outburst of maritime activity was only temporary and after Cheng Ho's death we do not hear of any further organized Chinese visited sea. The Ming Admiral's repeated visits to Malaya were, not without however, political consequences. For the first time the rulers became aware of the might of the Celestial Empire, and Malayan activity on the without presuming to challenge it they willingly became tributaries and accepted the suzerainty of the Emperor in Peking.
Hudson mentions that Covilham was told that cin those seas (Indian Ocean) there had been some knowledge of a passage to the western seas because the said doctors had said that they had found some memorial of that matter'. He further explains this by alluding to Fra Mauro's maps. 'Fra Mauro preserves the tradition of two voyages from India past the south end of Africa. He marks the southern cape with the name of Diab and says that an Indian ship in about 1420 was storm-driven to this point and sailed westward to 2,000 miles in forty days, without touching land.