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Vietnam a new history

Author: Christopher E Goscha
Publisher: New York Basic Books [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The many different Vietnams -- Northern configurations -- A divided house and a French imperial meridian? -- Altered states -- Rethinking Vietnam -- The failure of colonial republicanism -- Colonial society and economy -- Contesting empires and nation-states -- States of war -- Internationalized states of war -- A tale of two republics -- Toward one Vietnam -- Cultural change in the long twentieth century -- The
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vietnam.
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016018484
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E Goscha
ISBN: 9780465094363 0465094368 9780465094370 0465094376
OCLC Number: 1015964775
Description: xiv, 553 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 25 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Goscha

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The many different Vietnams -- Northern configurations -- A divided house and a French imperial meridian? -- Altered states -- Rethinking Vietnam -- The failure of colonial republicanism -- Colonial society and economy -- Contesting empires and nation-states -- States of war -- Internationalized states of war -- A tale of two republics -- Toward one Vietnam -- Cultural change in the long twentieth century -- The tragedy and the rise of modern Vietnam -- Vietnam from beyond the Red River -- Authoritarianism, republicanism, and political change

"Vietnam's role in one of the Cold War's longest-running conflicts has meant that its past has been endlessly abused. Popular accounts have cherry-picked from the Vietnamese past to tell politicized, American-centered stories--either reducing the story of Vietnam and the Vietnamese to a noble tradition of anticolonial resistance embodied by the communist leader Ho Chi Minh, or alternatively seeking to rehabilitate American allies by making similarly essentialist claims about "the Vietnamese" and their history. Now, over forty years after the end of the American war in Vietnam, the events which created the modern state of Vietnam can be seen in truly historical perspective. Christopher Goscha's Vietnam: A New History tells the story of this fascinating and complex country on its own terms, emphasizing the contingency that characterizes Vietnam's history and the diversity of its people, polities, geography, and experiences as both colonized and colonizers"

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