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Southeast Asia : a concise history

Author: Mary F Somers Heidhues
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Somers Heidhues covers the history of Southeast Asia from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the emergence of high-tech 'tiger economies', continuing struggles for democracy, and the environmental threat posed by pollution and deforestation. Filled with maps and illustrations, this lively book will appeal to historians, travellers, students and everyone who wants to know more about this part of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary F Somers Heidhues
ISBN: 0500251177 9780500251171 0500283036 9780500283035
OCLC Number: 43417703
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Waterways --
Temples and rice --
Multiplicity of beliefs --
Southeast Asia as a crossroads --
New directions, new elites --
Violence and transition --
Development and democracy.
Responsibility: Mary Somers Heidhues.

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Southeast Asia is an important global crossroads. A melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples, it has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires. This book guides the reader through the  Read more...

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