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Southeast Asia An Introductory History

ISBN-10: 1741144485
ISBN-13: 9781741144482
Edition: 9th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Milton Osborne
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Description: While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself.' Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History, Australian National UniversityStill one of the best short introductory  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself.' Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History, Australian National UniversityStill one of the best short introductory histories to the region even after nine editions.' Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell UniversityThe first edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory historywas published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region.Dr Milton Osborne has been a resident, student and fascinated observer of Southeast Asia for over 40 years. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable and lively chronicle. While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the eighteenth century: the impact of colonial rule, economic transformations of the 19th and 20th centuries, the emergence and triumph of the independence movements, the impact of social change and the pivotal roles played by religion, ethnic minorities and immigrant groups. He also provides an introduction to the art of the region and a comprehensive guide to literature about Southeast Asia.Clearly written and extensively illustrated this ninth edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory historyremains a classic in the field.

Illustrations
Introduction
What is Southeast Asia?
The 'Classical' Background to Modern Southeast Asian History
Courts, Kings and Peasants: Southeast Asia Before the European Impact
Minorities and Slaves: The Outsiders in Traditional Southeast Asia
The European Advance and Challenge
Economic Transformation
The Asian Immigrants in Southeast Asia
The Years of Illusion: Southeast Asia Between the Wars, 1918-1941
The Second World War in Southeast Asia
Revolution and Revolt: Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaya and the Philippines
Other Paths to Independence
An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond I: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond II: Burma, Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines and the Thai Exception
The Challenges of Independence in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia's Modern History: An Overview of the Present and the Recent Past
Discovering Southeast Asia through Art and Literature
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