In this Book

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While following the probes of foreign individuals into various obscure parts of Southeast Asia over the centuries is a diverting and entertaining pastime, the purpose of this volume is to investigate this past with the mind, to question and postulate upon the historical patterns that have developed from earlier study of the area, and to bring concepts from other areas and disciplines to bear on the existing information. The product of this effort, as it is encompassed in this volume, is not an attempt at the definitive study of any of the topics. It is rather a series of speculations on the directions feasible for the further study of the Southeast Asian past. As such, the answers proposed in these essays are really questions. Are the ideas presented here true within the specific historical contexts for which they have been developed? If so, can we use these ideas, or variations of them, to interpret the history of other parts of Southeast Asia? If not, what other ideas may be brought to bear on these situations in order to understand them? The ultimate aim of this volume is thus a challenge to the profession at large not only to criticize what we have done, but also to go beyond our postulations and create new ones. [xi]

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps and Charts
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  1. The Authors
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Symbols Used in the Notes
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  1. An Introductory Essay on Southeast Asian Statecraft in the Classical Period
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  1. Madagascar in the Ancient Malayo-Polynesian Myths
  2. pp. 25-60
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  1. State and Statecraft in Early Srivijaya
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  1. The Devarāja Cult and Khmer Kingship at Angkor
  2. pp. 107-148
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  1. The Rise of Đại Việt and the Establishment of Thăng-long
  2. pp. 149-191
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  1. Note: The Vietnamese Confucian Scholar’s View of His Country’s Early History*
  2. pp. 193-203
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  1. Kingship, the Saṅgha, and Society in Pagan
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  1. The Devolution of Kingship in Twelfth Century Ceylon
  2. pp. 257-302
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  1. Southeast Asian Trade and the Isthmian Struggle, 1000–1200 A.D.1
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  1. Appendix Southeast Asia to 1300
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472901951
Related ISBN
9780891480112
MARC Record
OCLC
1184510066
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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