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A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 328 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-known country, few people visit this region of Asia. In A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times, Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin 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 - as well as the recent release of Aung San Suu Kyi and increased engagement and dialogue with the West.The most comprehensive history of Myanmar ever published in the English language, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Southeast Asian history and will surprise, challenge and inform in equal measure.

Auteur

Michael Aung-Thwin is Chair and Professor of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Maitrii Aung-Thwin is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian and Burmese History at the National University of Singapore.



Résumé
This second updated and expanded edition traces the storied past and rich culture of Myanmar over nearly three millennia, from the relics of its Neolithic civilization, through its encounters with British colonialism and the struggles for republic, to the changes that have taken place since the elections of 2010.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781780231723
ISBN: 978-1-78023-172-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Autres ouvrages de référence
nombre de pages: 328
Poids: 511g
Taille: H25mm x B239mm x T154mm
Parution: 20.08.2013
Année: 2013
Auflage: 2nd, upd. and exp. ed.