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THE INDIAN OCEAN THE MARE NOSTRUM OF HUMANITY [Kindle Edition] Dr Jacques COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE (Author)
Dr Jacques Coulardeau was
in Sri Lanka
in 2005 and he brought back from there a tremendous treasure chest full of
poetry, meditation, philosophy.
Ivan Eve came back to France in 2009 after twelve years in Vietnam and Laos 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.
This 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several studies and documents, most of them unpublished before on the general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.
At first we go back to its
central position as soon as Homo Sapiens emerges from Africa
some 150,000 years ago.
Then 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.
We 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 translation;
And finally we move to the
development of Container maritime Commerce in the Indian
Ocean at the Global level today
And 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.
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La Dondaine; 1st edition (October 31, 2012), Sold by: Amazon
Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B009ZVO0F6