The relationship between the two great hinges of Eurasian maritime commerce, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, is a very ancient one in both commercial and religious domains.I will seek here to trace the uses that have been made of these past connections by successive generations of writers, as a background to the unprecedently clear record provided by contemporary researchers. Ottoman records have proved indispensible in documenting the connection historically, even though for centuries it bulked much larger in the Southeast Asian than the Turkish imagination.
|Title of host publication||From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia|
|Editors||A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||British Academy and Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|