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Southeast Asia An Introductory History

ISBN-10: 1743312679
ISBN-13: 9781743312674
Edition: 11th 2013
Authors: Milton Osborne
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Description: Now in its 11th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one of the world's preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its fieldThe first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Now in its 11th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one of the world's preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its fieldThe first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for readers interested in a tantalizingly 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 more than 40 years. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable chronicle, ideal for travelers, students, and general history readers. While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th 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.

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
Appendix: Discovering Southeast Asia through Art and Literature
Suggested Readings
Timeline
Index

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