Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia

by John N. Miksic


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Anyone who has seen the stunning ruins at Angkor, Bagan, and Barabudur will readily understand why Southeast Asia is the host of so many United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization World Heritage Sites. As beautiful as the spiraling towers, intricate carvings, and delicate bas-reliefs adorning these monuments are, however, they just barely scratch the surface of the immense historical and cultural heritage of the region. Covering the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam during the period from the first to the fifteenth century, the Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia helps us comprehend the vast and complex history of the region through a chronology, a glossary, a bibliography, an introduction, appendixes, maps, photographs, diagrams, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major (and many minor) sites, the more significant historical figures, the kingdoms they ruled over, the economic and social relations between them, and the artistic, cultural, and religious context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810855229
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras Series , #18
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 5.81(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.59(d)

About the Author

John N. Miksic is Associate Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore.

Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 Editor's Foreword Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Maps and Diagrams Part 5 Introduction Part 6 THE DICTIONARY Part 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 A Kingdoms and Rulers: Chronological Tables for Ancient Southeast Asia Chapter 9 B Language Families of Southeast Asia Part 10 Glossary Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 About the Author

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