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  • 19 maps
  • Page extent: 1456 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 2.249 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 959
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: DS525 .C36 1999
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Southeast Asia--History

Library of Congress Record

4 Paperback books

 (ISBN-13: 9780521778640 | ISBN-10: 0521778646)

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 régimes during the period c. 1800 to 1930. Volume IV covers the period from World War II to the present.

• Four paperback volumes make subject area more accessible • Each volume begins with a newly written historiographic essay • Considered definitive history of Southeast Asia


Volume 1: 1. The writing of Southeast Asian history J. D. Legge; 2. Southeast Asia before history Peter Bellwood; 3. The early kingdoms Keith W. Taylor; 4. Economic history of Southeast Asia Kenneth R. Hall; 5. Religion and popular beliefs of Southeast Asia before c.1500 J. G. De Casparis and I. W. Mabbett. Volume II: 6. Interactions with the outside world and adaptation in Southeast Asian society, 1500–1800 Leonard Y. Andaya; 7 Political development between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries Barbara Watson Andaya; 8 Economic and social change, c. 1400–1800 Anthony Reid; 9 Religious developments in Southeast Asia, c. 1500–1800 Barbara Watson Andaya and Yoneo Ishii; 10 The age of transition: the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries J. Kathirithamby-Wells. Volume III: 1 The establishment of the colonial régimes Nicholas Tarling; 2 Political structures in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Carl A. Trocki; 3 International commerce, the state and society: economic and social change Robert E. Elson; 4 Religion and anti-colonial movements Reynaldo Ileto; 5 Nationalism and modernist reform Paul Kratoska and Ben Batson. Volume IV: 6 Southeast Asia in war and peace: the end of European colonial empires A. J. Stockwell; 7 The political structures of the independent states Yong Mun Cheong; 8 Economic and social change Norman G. Owen; 9 Religious change in contemporary Southeast Asia Paul Stange; 10 Regionalism and nationalism C. M. Turnbull.


'… invaluable for historians wanting a broad picture of the region … should also be of more general interest.' Danny Yee's Book Reviews


Volume I: J. D. Legge, Peter Bellwood, Keith W. Taylor, Kenneth R. Hall, J. G. De Casparis, I. W. Mabbett Volume II: Leonard Y. Andaya, Barbara Watson Andaya, Yoneo Ishii, Anthony Reid, J. Kathirithamby-Wells Volume III: Nicholas Tarling, Carl A. Trocki, Robert E. Elson, Reynaldo Ileto, Paul Kratoska, Ben Batson. Volume IV: A. J. Stockwell, Yong Mun Cheong, Norman G. Owen, Paul Stange, C. M. Turnbull

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