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A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times

  • Livre Relié
  • 304 Nombre de pages
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, known amongst English speakers as Burma, is often characterized as a place of repressive mil... Lire la suite
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Description

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, known amongst English speakers as Burma, is often characterized as a place of repressive military rule, civil war, censorship and corrupt elections. And despite recent attempts to promote tourism to this little-knowncountry, few people visit this region of Asia. In this book the authors take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Bagan to the grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. The book traces the traditions and transformations of Myanmar over nearly three millennia, from the relics of its Neolithic civilization to the protests of Buddhist monks in the early twentieth century, the colonial era of British rule and the republic that followed. The authors also consider the present-day life, culture and society of the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and examine the 2010 elections, its first in over twenty years.

Auteur

Michael Aung-Thwin is the author of The Mists of Ramanna: The Legend that was Lower Burma (2005) and New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia: Continuing Explorations (2011). He has published widely in the field of South-east Asian history. Maitrii Aung-Thwin is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian and Burmese History at the National University of Singapore. He is author of The Return of the Galon King: History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma (2010)



Texte du rabat

Traces the culture, religion, language and literature, customs, law and politics of the Burmese peoples for over 2 millennia.



Résumé
A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times describes the Burmese people, their culture, their ambitions, and the world that they live in. Covering more than 2,200 years, this is the most comprehensive account of Myanmar's colourful and exciting history ever published in the English language.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times
Sous-titre: Traditions and Transformations
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Code EAN: 9781861899019
ISBN: 978-1-86189-901-9
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Reaktion Books
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 655g
Taille: H240mm x B163mm x T31mm
Année: 2012