SPS/14 (STORIA E ISTITUZIONI DELL'ASIA)
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE E SOCIALI
Corso di studio
STUDI DELL'AFRICA E DELL'ASIA
Secondo Semestre (26/02/2018 - 30/05/2018)
40 ore di attività frontale
Programma e contenuti
The first part of the course provides an historical introduction to the Indian Ocean with particular attention to the commerce between India, the Gulf areas and the coastal regions of East Africa and the role played by Islam in the region.
The second part of the course concentrates on India’s efforts to control the Indian Ocean, on the importance of securing sea lanes and of acquiring facilities along the critical choke points, via its naval and maritime strategy and India’s necessity for energy resources and its access to the hydro-carbon reserves of East Africa.
Frontal learning, class discussions and presentations
Testi di riferimento
E. A. Alpers, The Indian Ocean in World History, Oxford University Press, 2014. Additional reading will be provided for every lecture topic.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
Written and oral exam