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Environmental History of Botanical Exchanges in the Indian Ocean World

Rangan, Haripriya; Carney, Judith; Denham, Timothy


Much of the environmental history literature on plant transfers has centred on European agency and on the effects on both Old and New Worlds colonised and inhabited by European powers over the past five centuries. The emphasis on European agency obscures, or diverts attention from, prehistoric botanical exchanges, i.e., plants transferred by human agency from one region to another thousands of years ago. While these exchanges may not have constituted 'ecological imperialism' the plants...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and History
DOI: 10.3197/096734012X13400389809256


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