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by Nicholas J. White,J. M. Barwise

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ISBN:
1566564395
Author:
Nicholas J. White,J. M. Barwise
Category:
Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interlink Books; 1st edition (April 2, 2015)
Pages:
358 pages
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4.8
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A Traveller's History o. .has been added to your Cart. The authors have traveled extensively in Southeast Asia and try to visit the region as often as possible.

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Barwise, J. M; White, Nicholas . 1967 . The book further explores Southeast Asia's growing trade with the outside world from 1500 culminating in colonization by the European imperial powers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 1967-. The struggles for independence in the last century - which made the modern nations of the region - are discussed in detail, as are the dramatic and tragic events of the post-independence era such as the Vietnam War and the Cambodia genocide. The remarkable successes and failings of the region's recent economic development are highlighted in the final chapter.

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Start by marking A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Following chapters on the physical environment and the earliest human history of Southeast Asia, the authors carry the reader through the classical kingdoms that produced such architectural marvels as Borobudur in Java and Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Part of the Traveller's History Series). From the earliest Christian era in Europe, Southeast Asia has been regarded as a region blessed with an incredible diversity of cultures, peoples, and scenery

Part of the Traveller's History Series). From the earliest Christian era in Europe, Southeast Asia has been regarded as a region blessed with an incredible diversity of cultures, peoples, and scenery. This work offers an introduction to the histories of the modern states that make up the region - Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and East Timor.

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Both authors have travelled extensively in the region. Country of Publication. History & Military.

Southeast Asia has long been seen as a unity, although other terms have been used to describe it: Further India .

Southeast Asia has long been seen as a unity, although other terms have been used to describe it: Further India, Little China, the Nanyang. The region has had a protracted maritime history. Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity are all represented.

World History Countries Southeast Asia Knowledge Future Number Success Ebooks Products. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the early Christian era in Europe, Southeast Asia was known as the "Land of Gold. It is a region blessed with a rich diversity of cultures. Understanding My Roots Through A Short History of South-East Asia.

From the early Christian era in Europe, Southeast Asia was known as the "Land of Gold." It is a region blessed with a rich diversity of cultures, peoples, and scenery. A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia is a lucid and concise introduction to the histories of the modern states of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and East Timor, providing an essential guide for both tourists and the general reader. It spans the history of the region from "Java Man" some one million years ago to the development of the high-tech, skyscraper cities of the new millennium.

Following chapters on the physical environment and the earliest human history of Southeast Asia, the authors carry the reader through the classical kingdoms that produced such architectural marvels as Borobudur in Java and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The book further explores Southeast Asia's growing trade with the outside world from 1500 culminating in colonization by the European imperial powers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The struggles for independence in the last century-which made the modern nations of the region-are discussed in detail, as are the dramatic and tragic events of the post-independence era such as the Vietnam War and the Cambodia genocide. The remarkable successes and failings of the region's recent economic development are highlighted in the final chapter. Above all, A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia shows how the region's soul has been preserved against tremendous external pressures.

  • Anayanis
This is a very interesting book that gives a good overview of the history of SE Asia. For the most part I like the way it is organized although sometimes it does jump back and forth in time a bit. But the one huge glaring error is the decision to eliminate Burma from the book altogether. I think this was a huge mistake, especially given how intertwined the histories of the countries/kingdoms of the mainland of SE Asia are to one another. The Thais and the Burmese fought each other for centuries over their territories. And of course they were colonized by the Brits and now of course the situation there for the last 40 years is a pretty important story. The decision to cut the Philippines out is less problematic to me.

I was also not as interested in the islands' (Malaysia and Indonesia) histories as the authors are as I am more focused on the mainland, but it is thorough in covering the whole region.

However, even with those omissions it is certainly a good starting point for the visitor to SEA or the student of history of the region.
  • Rich Vulture
It is an OK little book, and covers a lot of ground... Would buy it again (partly because of the paucity of other choices) - but it is a bit incoherent, jumps from subject to subject and leaves one quite confused at times. Poor Messrs. Barwise and White had a monstrous task to accomplish - condensing so much history in a tiny volume; perhaps this undertaking could not ever be successfully completed! - and hence sometimes his decision to keep in or omit certain events appear a bit whimsical.

But all in all, I do wholeheartedly recommend this book if you are going to SE Asia for a couple of weeks, and want to have some historic context.
  • Zulkishicage
handy book informative easy to read
  • lucky kitten
I'm planning a trip to the area. It was very interesting and informative to me. I highly recommend this book to other travelers.
  • GoodLike
I was disappointed with this book. I realize that, as an editor, I may be pickier than most readers, but I don't usually find myself both bored and wanting to edit every page. I love history and was excited to read this in preparation for a trip to Southeast Asia but I couldn't get through it.
  • Kirizius
the book arrived in great condition and the information is inteesting , factual but a bit dry. I will read the parts that pertain to the countries that I am going to visit.
  • blac wolf
"Southeast Asia" is in many ways a typical title in this popular British series: a readable and informative introduction to the history of Southeast Asia for students and travelers. The book, again like most in the series, devotes most of its pages to the Common Period (1500 - the present). This is an advantage for the business or political traveler, but a disadvantage for the cultural traveler, since the most interesting and beautiful monuments (Angkor, for example) were built during the earlier Classical Period (500 - 1500), which is discussed only briefly (40 pages out of 340) in this book. So plan on reading other books, in addition to this one, if you want a full view of the panorama of SE Asia's ancient history.
In terms of coverage, the "Traveller's History of Southeast Asia" includes most of mainland and island Southeast Asia, with most attention being paid to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Surprisingly, the Philippines and Burma are not included. I find the latter omission particularly eccentric, given the importance of the monuments at Pagan, and the contention between Burma and Thailand during much of the common period.
The book's authors do a fine job of explaining the causes and effects of major trends in the history of Southeast Asia that begin with the era of Western exploration: patterns of colonialism, the impact of trade and migration, Islam, communism, World War I and II, the Vietnam War, nationalism, the regional consolidation into nation-states, political independence, and recent developments (as of 2001). I was impressed by the authors' even-handedness in describing these often contentious events. Their analysis is clear and knowledgeable, and they have no political axes to grind.
In summary, "A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia" is a good read, and a useful resource, for all who are interested in the post-1500 history of this fascinating and diverse region.
As a not-too-interested-in-history person, but one who plans a fortnight tour of Japan this year I was pleased and delighted to find this book about the history of the country. I read it straight through, particularly enjoying the section about the post-war occupation. My trip will be richer for having read Tames's book.