International order in diversity : war, trade and rule in the Indian Ocean / Andrew Phillips and J. C. Sharman.
By: Phillips, Andrew.
Contributor(s): Sharman, J. C. (Jason Campbell).Material type: TextSeries: Cambridge studies in international relations ; 137.Description: xi, 251 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781107084834; 9781107446823 (pbk.).Subject(s): Geopolitics -- Indian Ocean Region | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General | Indian Ocean Region -- RelationsDDC classification: 327.09182/4 Other classification: POL011000 Online resources: Cover image | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-244) and index.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The puzzle of durable diversity in international relations; 2. The initial growth of diversity, 1500-1600; 3. The expansion of diversity and competition under heteronomy, 1600-1650; 4. The stabilization of diversity, 1600-1750; 5. Reconfiguring diversity in the age of empire, 1750-1900; Conclusion. Order in diversity.
"We live in an unusual age. For most of history, international systems have consisted of a bewildering diversity of political units, ranging from city-leagues through to feudal monarchies, confederacies and sprawling imperial realms"--