THE INDIAN OCEAN THE MARE NOSTRUM OF
[Kindle Edition] Dr Jacques
COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE (Authors)
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
in 2009 after
twelve years in Vietnam
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together several studies and documents, most of them unpublished before on the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
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
We then stop on the
Buddhist influence in Sri
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
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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