Al-Hind: The Making of Indo Islamic World (Volume III: Indo-Islamic Society, 14th-15th Centuries)

By: André Wink

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This third volume of André Wink's acclaimed and pioneering Al-Hind: The Making of the Indo-Islamic World takes the reader from the late Mongol invasions to the end of the medieval period and the beginnings of early modern times in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. It breaks new ground by focusing attention on the role of geography, and more specifically on the interplay of nomadic, settled and maritime societies. In doing so, it presents a picture of the world of India and the Indian Ocean on the eve of the Portuguese discovery of the searoute: a world without stable parameters, of pervasive geophysical change, inchoate and instable urbanism, highly volatile and itinerant elites of nomadic origin, far-flung merchant diasporas, and a famine- and disease-prone peasantry whose life was a gamble on the monsoon. Printed Pages: 282.

Title: Al-Hind: The Making of Indo Islamic World (Volume III: Indo-Islamic Society, 14th-15th Centuries)

Author Name: André Wink

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

ISBN: 9789384082499

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701569

Keywords: Al-Hind: The Making of Indo Islamic World (Volume III: Indo-Islamic Society, 14th-15th Centuries) André Wink