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Strange Parallels: Volume 1, Integration on the Mainland : Southeast Asia in Global Context, c.800-1830, Hardback Book

Strange Parallels: Volume 1, Integration on the Mainland : Southeast Asia in Global Context, c.800-1830 Hardback

Part of the Studies in Comparative World History series

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This ambitious work has two novel goals: to overcome the extreme fragmentation of early Southeast Asian historiography, and to connect Southeast Asian to world history.

Combining careful local research with wide-ranging theory Lieberman argues that over a thousand years, each of mainland Southeast Asia's great lowland corridors experienced a pattern of accelerating integration punctuated by recurrent collapse.

These trajectories were synchronized not only between corridors, but most curiously, between the mainland as a whole, much of Europe, and other sectors of Eurasia.

He describes in detail the nature of mainland consolidation - which was simultaneously territorial, religious, ethnic, and commercial - and dissects the mix of endogenous and external factors responsible.

Here, then, is a fundamentally original analysis not only of Southeast Asia, but of the pre-modern world.

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  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:510 pages, 7 Maps; 8 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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  • ISBN:9780521800860

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