Friday, November 02, 2012
The Indian Ocean, The Mare Nostrum of Humanity
THE INDIAN OCEAN THE MARE NOSTRUM OF HUMANITY [Kindle Edition] Dr Jacques COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE (Author)
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La Dondaine; 1st edition (October 31, 2012), Sold by: Amazon
Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B009ZVO0F6
Jacques Coulardeau was in Sri
Lanka in 2005 and he brought back from there
a tremendous treasure chest full of poetry, meditation, philosophy.
Eve came back to France in
2009 after twelve years in Vietnam
with an advanced Asian reserve and education. He met Dr Jacques Coulardeau in
the Paris Sorbonne and since then has been working with him as his assistant.
volume brings together several studies and documents, most of them unpublished
before on the general geo-political question of the restructuring of the Indian Ocean as the center of global maritime commerce.
first we go back to its central position as soon as Homo Sapiens emerges from Africa some 150,000 years ago.
we look at the history of Sri Lanka from the arrival of Homo Sapiens, then
Buddhism, then the Chinese and later on the European colonial powers, to the
central position it is taking in maritime commerce thanks to Chinese investment
and the developing of the port of Hambantota and a few others after the end of
the LTTE terrorist period.
then stop on the Buddhist influence in Sri lanka as it appears in the
Sigiri Graffiti in, Sigiriya from the 9th to the 12th
centuries, plus a selection of these Sigiri Graffiti in an original English
finally we move to the development of Container maritime Commerce in the Indian Ocean at the Global level today
we can then come to the concluding hypothesis that the world is being
restructured globally and by reconstructing the dominance of the Indian Ocean the way it was up to the 15th
century though in our modern context.
African History p.
Sri Lanka: From the Arrival
Homo Sapiens to Indian
the Sigiri Graffiti p.
Graffiti, A Selection
October 5, 2005
December 27-31, 2005 p. 123
Container Maritime Commerce
re-emergence of the Indian Ocean