294 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 in
April 2, 2001
Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521780217
ISBN - 13: 9780521780216
Table of Contents
Introduction: the fall of Mandalay; 1. Kings and distant wars; 2. The Irrawaddy Valley in the early nineteenth century; 3. The court of Ava; 4. Empire and identity; 5. The grand reforms of King Mindon; 6. Revolt and the coming of British rule; 7. Reformists and royalists at the court of King Thibaw; 8. War and occupation; 9. A colonial society; Conclusions: the making of modern Burma.
From the Publisher
The Making of Modern Burma is a history of the country from the nineteenth to early twentieth century. In a sophisticated and much-needed account, the author argues that many aspects of contemporary Burmese society are the creations of the nineteenth century when Burma fought the British and tried to modernize the country. The book will be an important resource for students and policymakers as a basis for understanding contemporary politics and the challenges of the modern state, as well as for historians interested in British colonial expansion during the period.
"It is very well written, incoporates old and new sources, both Burmese and Western, and has a distinct point of view." Pacific Affairs