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A History of the Vietnamese

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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521699150

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  • The history of Vietnam prior to the nineteenth century is rarely examined in any detail. In this groundbreaking work, K. W. Taylor takes up this challenge, addressing a wide array of topics from the earliest times to the present day – including language, literature, religion and warfare – and themes – including Sino-Vietnamese relations, the interactions of the peoples of different regions within the country, and the various forms of government adopted by Vietnam throughout its history. A History of the Vietnamese is based on primary source materials, combining a comprehensive narrative with an analysis which endeavours to see the Vietnamese past through the eyes of those who lived it. Taylor questions long-standing stereotypes and clichés about Vietnam, drawing attention to sharp discontinuities in Vietnam's past. Fluently written and accessible to all readers, this highly original contribution to the study of South-East Asia is a landmark text for all students and scholars of Vietnam.

    • The first history of Vietnam to examine in detail events prior to the nineteenth century
    • Based entirely on primary source material and the most up-to-date scholarship
    • Exposes as myths many ideas that pervade popular ideas about Vietnamese history
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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521699150
    • length: 711 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 11 maps 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The provincial era
    2. The Ly dynasty
    3. The Tran dynasty
    4. The Le dynasty
    5. The beginning of inter-regional warfare
    6. The Fifty Years War
    7. The south and the north diverge
    8. The Thirty Years War
    9. The Nguyen dynasty
    10. The French conquest
    11. Franco-Vietnamese colonial relations
    12. Indochina at war
    13. From two countries to one
    Retrospective
    Bibliographic essay
    Figures
    Tables
    Maps
    Index.

  • Author

    K. W. Taylor, Cornell University, New York
    K. W. Taylor is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. His career began in the US Army, where he was deployed in the US-Vietnam war. He has now been researching Vietnam for nearly forty years, and his work has made a fundamental contribution to the development of the field.

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