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Title:
A traveller's history of Southeast Asia
Author:
Barwise, J. M.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Interlink Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
x, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566564397
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS525 .B3 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

From the earliest Christian era in Europe, Southeast Asia has been regarded as a region blessed with an incredible diversity of cultures, peoples, and scenery. This work offers an introduction to the histories of the modern states that make up the region - Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and East Timor.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Defining South East Asiap. 1
Chapter 2 Early South East Asia, Prehistory to c. 500 ADp. 20
Chapter 3 Classical South East Asia, 500-1500p. 41
Chapter 4 Early-Modern South East Asia, 1500-1800p. 83
Chapter 5 Colonial South East Asia, 1800-1941p. 125
Chapter 6 Decolonizing South East Asia, 1941-1965p. 171
Chapter 7 Independent South East Asia, 1965 to the Present Dayp. 211
Chronology of Major Eventsp. 261
Selected Rulersp. 267
Further Readingp. 285
Historical Gazetteerp. 289
Indexp. 331
Maps
Physical map of South East Asiap. 2
Language groupsp. 6
The continental shelvesp. 14
Rainfall and monsoon patternsp. 16
Mainland political centres up to 1500p. 33
Economic centres up to 1500p. 53
Political centres c. 1600p. 84
Western expansion in South East Asiap. 126
Modern map of South East Asiap. 252

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