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Monographs in International Studies. Southeast Asian Series #102: Myth and History in the Historiography of Early Burma: Paradigms, Primary Sources, and Prejudices

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After careful re-reading and analysis of original Old Burmese and other primary sources, the author discovered that four out of the five events considered to be the most important in the history of early Burma, and believed to have been historically accurate, are actually late-nineteenth and twentieth-century inventions of colonial historians caught in their own intellectual and political world.

Only one of these is a genuine indigenous Burmese myth, but it too has been embellished by modern historians.

The author discusses each of these five myths and concludes with an assessment of the current situation in Burma in the context of the new myths springing up today, thereby bringing the thirteenth century into the twentieth.

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Traces the history of five key events that took place during the Kingdom of Pagan of early Burma in order to disentangle myth from history, and reveals that four of these events are actually inventions of late 19th- and 20th-century colonial historians caught in their own intellectual and political world. A fifth event is an indigenous Burmese myth, embellished by modern historians. Demonstrates the subtle relationships that exist between the historian's own social, political, and academic perspectives and historiography.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780896802018
Author:
Aung-Thwin, Michael A.
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Author:
Aung-Thwin, Michael A.
Location:
Athens :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Myanmar
Subject:
Burma History To 1824.
Subject:
Burma Historical geography.
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
8.44x5.44x.52 in. .61 lbs.

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