Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

The Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies is the first series dedicated to the study of the Indian Ocean world, a macro-region running from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, from early times to the present day. It incorporates, and contributes to, key debates in a wide array of disciplines, including history, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, economics, law, and labour and gender studies. Moving beyond the restrictions imposed by Eurocentric timeframes and national and regional studies analyses, this fundamentally interdisciplinary series is committed to exploring new paradigms with which to interpret past events, particularly those that incorporate human-environment interaction. In this way, it provides contemporary readers with compelling new insights into areas from labor relations and migration to diplomacy and trade.

General Editor             Gwyn Campbell

Advisory Board    Philippe Beaujard, EHESS, CNRS, CEMAF, Paris
                                     William Gervase Clarence-Smith, SOAS, London
                                     Masashi Haneda, IASA, University of Tokyo
                                     Michael Pearson, University of New South Wales, Sydney
                                     Anthony Reid, Australian National University, Canberra
                                     Abdul Sheriff, Former Executive Director of ZIORI, Zanzibar
                                     Angela Schottenhammer, University of Salzburg, Austria
                                     James Francis Warren, Murdoch University, Perth



2016 Greg Bankoff, Joseph Christensen (eds.), Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World

2016 Gwyn Campbell (ed.), Early Exchange Between Africa and the Wider Indian Ocean World

2015 Fernando Rosa, The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean: Essays in Historical Cosmopolitanism

2015 Michael Pearson, Trade, Circulation, and Flow in the Indian Ocean World

2015 Ravi Palat, Princes, Pady Fields, and Bazaars: The Making of an Indian Ocean World Economy, 1250-1650

2015 Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye (eds), Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, 2 vols

2014 Alessandro Stanziani, Bondage in the Indian Ocean World, 1750-1914

2013 Steven Serels, Starvation and the State: Famine, Slavery and Power in Sudan, 1883-1956



Those interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration in the series should send a synopsis of their work to Gwyn Campbell at

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