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by Milton Osborne


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Milton Osborne is a writer and a consultant on Asian issues. While this work is billed as an introductory history it is a fairly meaty affair and requires a fair bit from the reader in terms of understanding and it helps to have a rough idea of the area being discussed to start with.

Milton Osborne is a writer and a consultant on Asian issues. He is the author of numerous books, including The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future and Phnom Penh: A Cultural History.

Southeast Asia: An Introd. has been added to your Cart. While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself. Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History, Australian National University. Milton Osborne is the author of The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future and River Road to China.

Milton Osborne is the author of many books on history and politics in Southeast Asia including Exploring . Библиографические данные. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History Asian studies/travel.

Milton Osborne is the author of many books on history and politics in Southeast Asia including Exploring Southeast Asia, The Mekong, River Road to China, and Sihanouk. He presents seminars and lectures to academic and professional bodies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Издание: иллюстрированное.

Home Browse Books Book details, Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. Dr. Milton Osborne has been a resident, student, and fascinated observer of Southeast Asia for more than 40 years. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable chronicle, ideal for travelers, students, and general history readers.

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While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century

While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century. He also provides and introduction to the art of the region and a comprehensive guide to literature about .

Milton Osborne is an Australian historian, author, and consultant specializing in Southeast Asia. He attended North Sydney Boys' High School, graduated from the University of Sydney and received a PhD from Cornell University. At Sydney University in the 1950s he studied history with Jill Ker Conway. At Cornell University, he studied Southeast Asian history with OW Wolters.

Dr Milton Osborne is a writer and consultant on Asian issues and the author of many books, including Sihanouk: Prince .

Dr Milton Osborne is a writer and consultant on Asian issues and the author of many books, including Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness, River Road to China, The Mekong: Turbulent past, uncertain future and Exploring Southeast Asia: A traveller's guide to the region. He is a regular visitor to Southeast Asia and for the past decade has been a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney.

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Comments: (7)

Shalinrad
I was rather disappointed in this book. While it is in its 9th edition and evidently appreciated by many, the scope is too large and the details too thin. Without much of the ancient history, some of the modern history is also very thin – naming a few trends and leaders, with some description of what they did or stood for. There is too much chatty discussion here, and not enough hard detail and impactful analysis. I was also disappointed to find the French part of the Vietnamese war covered but the American part entirely absent. The organization of the book is along regions and themes of historical development. It was a poor choice. It would have been much better if it was organized by nation. This made for useless repetition of basic facts – e.g. that Aung San was assassinated and Burma and the Shan, Chin, Kachin and Karens have been hard to integrated – this was repeated 2 or 3 times, amongst other things. A better, but much longer book on Asian history is Rhoads Murphey’s History of Asia.
Angana
I am living in Thailand for the next two years and wanted to learn as much as I could about it. In order to understand Thailand one needs to be familiar with the whole region.

I consider myslef educated as far as history is concerned but am very weak in this region. This book serves as a very good introduction to the entire area. The author covers early times rather quickly and moves through to modern times at a decent pace.

The book left me with a lot more questions than answers. These questions are at least somewhat informed. The author sparked my interests in a lot of different periods for the various countries. The whole point of an introduction is to raise intelligent questions rather than going in depth. The author does this very well.

Speed readers will like the intro and summary for each chapter. The book is highly readable and the author is ready to admit areas where he does not have an expertise.

The 1/2 star minus is for the very brief mention of the 1997 economic crisis and its results. By now he can at least lend his opinion on the newly emerging history of that significant period.

Author also gives a good listing of suggested reading. This was not updated in the most recent addition and he does not give any good sources to further explore the most recent events
Buriwield
This is more of an evaluation of the differences between the southeast asian countries in how they responded to the colonization at the beginning of the modern era than an entire history of southeast asia. It's ok, but not quite the subject I was looking for.
Jack
Great way to know some basics before travelling in this area.
Written in an interesting way. Great book!
Rainshaper
Good overview of the region's history.

Wish more was included on its earlier history.

Was a bit surprised to find it is the large-type edition.
Risteacor
It is a good book, a bit too academic, quite hard to read, but definetely if you want to understand the historyof South East Asia it is a must!
Tojahn
This book is a great resource -- easy to read and very useful. Great if you have little background (like me) with Southeast Asia
The author repeats himself on and on.. What he has to say can be said in less than half the space he uses.
Southeast Asia: An Illustrated Introductory History download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Milton Osborne
ISBN: 0868612693
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; 2nd edition (December 1983)
Pages: 212 pages