Southeast Asia : a historical encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor

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  • Santa Barbara, Calif. ; Oxford : ABC-CLIO c2004
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3 v. (xxiv, 1791 p.) : ill., maps, ports.
  • 1576077713 (e-book)
  • 9781576077719 (e-book)
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 1541-1629) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Appendix: Maps; Appendix: Country Fact Tables; Topic Finders; Chronology; Bibliography; Advisory Board; Contributors and Their Entries; Index; About the Editor
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  • Colonial playground, hotbed of communism, exotic tourist destination, nexus of terrorism and the drug trade. These characteristics come to mind when thinking of contemporary Southeast Asia, but these labels fail to capture the cultural richness, geographical variety and vibrant history of this region.This reference work explores the history of the region that consists of Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Phillippines and East Timor. Organized in a user-friendly, alphabetical format, with entries ranging from brief descr