Ceylon and South-east Asia : political religious and cultural relations from A.D. c. 1000 to c. 1500.
Relations between Ceylon and the countries of South-east Asia go far back in history. Centrally situated in the Indian Ocean, Ceylon commands the entrance to the Bay of Bengal, and due to the extensive sea-borne trade between the east and the west became an important entrepot between the two. Ceylon first came into contact with South-east Asia as a result of the maritime trade involving South-east Asian countries on the sea route between China and the west. In the eleventh and twelfth...[Show more]
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