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Description - A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia by J. M. Barwise

This is a concise and engaging history of one of the world's most exciting, dynamic, and culturally diverse regions. From the earliest Christian era in Europe - during which it was known as the 'Land of Gold' - Southeast Asia has been regarded as a region blessed with an incredible diversity of cultures, peoples, and scenery. "A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia" is a lucid and concise introduction to the unique histories of the modern states that make up the region - Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and East Timor - providing an essential guide for both tourists and armchair travellers. Spanning the history of the region from 'Java Man' some one-million years ago to the development of the high-tech skyscraper cities of the new millennium, this is an indispensable volume for anyone interested in this fabulous destination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566564397
ISBN-10: 1566564395
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Interlink Books
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. M. Barwise

J.M. Barwise is a teacher at Liverpool Community College. Her research interests are in the international history of Southeast Asia. Nicholas White is a lecturer in economic and social history at Liverpool John Moores University.