The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, Volume 1, Issue 1

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Nicholas Tarling
Cambridge University Press, 1999 - History - 380 pages
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In these four volumes, now published in paperback, 22 scholars of international reputation consider the whole of mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Each volume has a new preface which points to the relationships with the other volumes. The prefaces also comment on some of the research into and thinking about the subject undertaken since the original contributions were completed for the first edition. Volume I charts Southeast Asia's beginnings, from prehistory to c. 1500. Volume II discusses Southeast Asia's interaction with foreign countries during the period c. 1500 to c. 1800. Volume III charts the establishment of the colonial regimes during the period c. 1800 to 1930. Volume IV covers the period from World War II to the present.
 

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Contents

The Writing of Southeast Asian History
1
Introduction
53
The Early Kingdoms
137
vi
168
Economic History of Early Southeast Asia
183
Religion and Popular Beliefs of Southeast Asia before c 1500
276
Index
340
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