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A history of Myanmar since ancient times [electronic resource] : traditions and transformations / Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin.

Author/Creator:
Aung-Thwin, Michael.
Publication:
London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Subjects:
Burma -- History.
Burma -- Politics and government.
Burma -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times, Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Pagan to grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. The book traces the traditions and transformations of Myanmar's communities over nearly three millennia, from the relics of its Neolithic civilization to the splendors of its pre-colonial kingdoms, its encounters with British colonialism and the struggles for the republic that followed the end of World War II.
Contents:
A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times; Imprint page; Contents; Timeline; Preface; Prologue: A Synthesis of Old and New; Introduction: A Different Perspective; 1. The Setting; 2. Prehistory; 3. The Urban Period; 4. Pagan: The Golden Age of Myanmar; 5. Ava and Pegu: A Tale of Two Kingdoms; 6. The 'Early Modern' Experiment; 7. Return to the 'Heartland'; 8. The Last Myanmar Dynasty; 9. Disintegration of the Burmese Kingdom, 1824-1886; 10. Reintegration and British Burma, 1886-1942; 11. Fragmentation and the Union of Myanmar, 1942-1962; 12. Reconstruction and Nation-Building, 1962-2011
ConclusionReferences; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Aung-Thwin, Maitrii.
ISBN:
1-86189-939-4
1-299-19090-1
OCLC:
828792756
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