Indonesian archipelago and southern Europe on the same scale


The Indonesian archipelago has been compared to the Mediterranean region as an area of vast cultural and geographical differences held together by strong and ancient trading ties.


Further reading

Lombard, Denys, Le Carrefour Javanais. Essai d'histoire globale. Paris: Editions de l'Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, 1990, 3 vols.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)