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The Resource The making of modern Burma, Thant Myint-U

The making of modern Burma, Thant Myint-U

Label
The making of modern Burma
Title
The making of modern Burma
Statement of responsibility
Thant Myint-U
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 largely the creations of the nineteenth century, a period of great change, away from the Ava-based polity of early modern times, and towards the 'British Burma' of the 1900s. The book provides a sophisticated and much-needed account of the period, and as such will be an important resource for policy-makers and students as a basis for understanding contemporary politics and the challenges of the modern state. It will also be read by historians interested in the British colonial expansion of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thant Myint-U
Dewey number
959.1/03
Index
index present
LC call number
DS529.3
LC item number
.T48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • Burma
Label
The making of modern Burma, Thant Myint-U
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
44076138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780521799140
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00040372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The making of modern Burma, Thant Myint-U
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
44076138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780521799140
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00040372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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