A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times : Traditions and Transformations, Hardback Book

A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times : Traditions and Transformations Hardback


Once known as Burma, in 1989 this large country located in Southeast Asia officially became known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Over the years Myanmar has had a colourful and exciting history, yet despite recent attempts to promote tourism, very few people visit this region of Asia, which has been ostracized due to its recent history of civil war and military rule.

Still, from the sacred stupas of the plains of Bagan to the grand colonial-era British mansions, there is much beauty in this forgotten country.

From early cultures of the Stone Age, through the protests of Buddhist monks during the twenty-first century, to the elections of 2010, there has hardly been a dull moment in Myanmar's history.

A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times describes the Burmese people, their culture, their ambitions, and the world that they live in.

Covering more than 2,200 years, this is the most comprehensive history of Myanmar ever published in the English language.

Essential reading for any student of Myanmar or South-east Asian history, the book will surprise, challenge and inform in equal measure.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 55 black and white
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781861899019



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