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The history of Southeast Asia — especially mainland Southeast Asia — has been written as a history of kings and states. The modern states of Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam thread their way back into the past, and the emergence of these states, the importance of their capitals, and the power of their dynasties have been the dominant themes of the history of the region. This collection of essays challenges this perspective. Taken together, they question how powerful the great centers and their rulers really were. The authors shift the focus to smaller settlements and more peripheral communities, looking at the capitals and the central authority from this viewpoint. They react against the modern impulse to look at the commonalities of the region and instead concentrate on the variety. The result is an intimate and unusual view of historical Southeast Asia as a society of cosmopolitan cities, mobile communities, and fluid local politics. Essays consider Pegu, Arakan, Phuket, the Vietnamese port city of Hoi An, the eastern Martaban Bay port cities, and the Orang Laut and the Malay kingdoms of Melaka and Johor. The contributors are Sunait Chutintaranond, Tun Aung Chain, Jacques P. Leider, Dhiravat na Pombejra, Nguyen Chi Thong, and Chuleeporn Virunha.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-198) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789747551686
Subtitle:
Autonomous History in Southeast Asia
Editor:
Chutintaranond, Sunait
Editor:
Chutintaranond, Sunait
Editor:
Baker, Chris
Author:
Chutintaranond, Sunait
Author:
Baker, Chris
Editor:
Baker, Chris
Publisher:
Silkworm Books
Location:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Asia, southeastern
Subject:
Asian studies
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-290
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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