By Sweat and Sword: Trade, Dipomacy and War in Kerala Through the Ages

By: K.K. Nair

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1st Edition. Contents: 1. An acre of pepper princes and prosperity. 2. Securing the acre: a glimpse of Kerala in the early ages. 3. Security and prosperity: evolving equilibrium of the middle ages. 4. Sustaining the equilibrium: adopting and evolving Military prowess. 5. Testing the equilibrium: invaders and proselytizers from Portugal. 6. Tipping the equilibrium: merchant warriors from the Netherlands. 7. Endangering the equilibrium: the Mysore Sultans. 8. Accentuating the disequilibrium: the British in Kerala. Appendices. Index. Colonial documents record that war was the natural state of Kerala. They also record that its people were the happiest. Quite incredible considering that ever since its discovery Kerala's political climate was characterized by a variety of Chinese, Arab, European, and local powers fighting each other for economic and military ascendancy. And yet despite centuries of foreign contact and conflict it continued to thrive and retain its independence. Printed Pages: 336

Title: By Sweat and Sword: Trade, Dipomacy and War in Kerala Through the Ages

Author Name: K.K. Nair

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173049734

ISBN 13: 9788173049736

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200652

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