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Maritime Southeast Asia to 1500

BY LYNDA NORENE SHAFFER ARMONK, NEW YORK: M. E. SHARPE, 1996 XVII+ 121 PAGES This book grew out of a team-taught course in world history at Tufts University. Shaffer believes that “Southeast Asia’s maritime realm is an excellent vantage point from which to watch the events of world history go by” (p. xv). Indeed, the author believes that “a general knowledge of the early history of maritime Southeast Asia should be common knowledge among those who study and teach world history” (p. ...