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The making of modern Burma

Author: Thant Myint-U.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Burma has often been portrayed as a timeless place, a country of egalitarian Buddhist villages, ruled successively by autocratic kings, British colonialists and, most recently, a military dictatorship. The Making of Modern Burma argues instead that many aspects of Burmese society today, from the borders of the state to the social structure of the countryside to the very notion of a Burmese or Burman identity, are
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thant Myint-U.
ISBN: 0521780217 9780521780216 0521799147 9780521799140
OCLC Number: 49479450
Description: [vii], 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the fall of Mandalay --
Kings and distant wars --
The Irrawaddy valley in the early nineteenth century --
The Court of Ava --
Empire and identity --
The grand reforms of King Mindon --
Revolt and the coming of British rule --
Reformists and royalists at the court of King Thibaw --
War and occupation --
A colonial society --
Conclusion: the making of modern Burma.
Responsibility: Thant Myint-U.

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The book offers a sophisticated and much-needed account of nineteenth-century Burma when, the author argues, many aspects of contemporary Burmese society were created. The book promises to be an  Read more...

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