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Author: Milton Osborne
ISBN: 1865083909
Subcategory: Humanities
Pages 288 pages
Publisher Allen & Unwin; Eighth Edition, Eighth edition edition (February 1, 2001)
Language English
Category: Other
Rating: 4.6
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Home Browse Books Book details, Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. Yet while these contemporary developments are not the chief concern of a book offering an introduction to Southeast Asia’s long history, it is undeniable that many recent events have deep roots in the more distant past. Civil unrest in Thailand in the first decade of the twenty-first century underlines this point.

in Southeast Asia History. While this work is billed as an introductory history it is a fairly meaty affair and requires a fair bit from the reader in terms of understanding and it helps to have a rough idea of the area being discussed to start with.

Milton Osborne is the author of many books on history and politics in Southeast Asia including Exploring Southeast Asia, The Mekong, River Road to China, and Sihanouk. He presents seminars and lectures to academic and professional bodies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Библиографические данные. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History Asian studies/travel. Издание: иллюстрированное.

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Dr Milton Osborne is a writer and consultant on Asian issues and the author of many books, including Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness, River Road to China, The Mekong: Turbulent past, uncertain future and Exploring Southeast Asia: A traveller's guide to the region. He is a regular visitor to Southeast Asia and for the past decade has been a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney.

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While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century

While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century. He also provides and introduction to the art of the region and a comprehensive guide to literature about .

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Southeast Asi : An Introductory History by Milton . While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself.

While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself.

Milton Osborne is an Australian historian, author, and consultant specializing in Southeast Asia. He attended North Sydney Boys' High School, graduated from the University of Sydney and received a PhD from Cornell University. At Sydney University in the 1950s he studied history with Jill Ker Conway. At Cornell University, he studied Southeast Asian history with OW Wolters.

Osborne's classic work has been the most widely read introduction to the region for over fifteen years and still retains its reputation as a highly readable survey of Southeast Asia's modern history. Clearly written and extensively illustrated with maps, prints, and photographs, the book also includes an introduction to the art of the region and a guide to literature about Southeast Asia.
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I was rather disappointed in this book. While it is in its 9th edition and evidently appreciated by many, the scope is too large and the details too thin. Without much of the ancient history, some of the modern history is also very thin – naming a few trends and leaders, with some description of what they did or stood for. There is too much chatty discussion here, and not enough hard detail and impactful analysis. I was also disappointed to find the French part of the Vietnamese war covered but the American part entirely absent. The organization of the book is along regions and themes of historical development. It was a poor choice. It would have been much better if it was organized by nation. This made for useless repetition of basic facts – e.g. that Aung San was assassinated and Burma and the Shan, Chin, Kachin and Karens have been hard to integrated – this was repeated 2 or 3 times, amongst other things. A better, but much longer book on Asian history is Rhoads Murphey’s History of Asia.
Kulalas
I am living in Thailand for the next two years and wanted to learn as much as I could about it. In order to understand Thailand one needs to be familiar with the whole region.

I consider myslef educated as far as history is concerned but am very weak in this region. This book serves as a very good introduction to the entire area. The author covers early times rather quickly and moves through to modern times at a decent pace.

The book left me with a lot more questions than answers. These questions are at least somewhat informed. The author sparked my interests in a lot of different periods for the various countries. The whole point of an introduction is to raise intelligent questions rather than going in depth. The author does this very well.

Speed readers will like the intro and summary for each chapter. The book is highly readable and the author is ready to admit areas where he does not have an expertise.

The 1/2 star minus is for the very brief mention of the 1997 economic crisis and its results. By now he can at least lend his opinion on the newly emerging history of that significant period.

Author also gives a good listing of suggested reading. This was not updated in the most recent addition and he does not give any good sources to further explore the most recent events
Hanad
This is more of an evaluation of the differences between the southeast asian countries in how they responded to the colonization at the beginning of the modern era than an entire history of southeast asia. It's ok, but not quite the subject I was looking for.
Shomeshet
Great way to know some basics before travelling in this area.
Written in an interesting way. Great book!
Mautaxe
Good overview of the region's history.

Wish more was included on its earlier history.

Was a bit surprised to find it is the large-type edition.
Olwado
It is a good book, a bit too academic, quite hard to read, but definetely if you want to understand the historyof South East Asia it is a must!
Twentyfirstfinger
This book is a great resource -- easy to read and very useful. Great if you have little background (like me) with Southeast Asia
The author repeats himself on and on.. What he has to say can be said in less than half the space he uses.