Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680: Expansion and crisis

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Yale University Press, 1988 - History - 390 pages
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Social history of Southeast Asia.
 

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Southeast Asia in the age of commerce, 1450-1680

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Southeast Asian societies, like those of East Asia, had developed greatly before European seafarers arrived. It was a region that "was subject to many of the same climatic, physical, and commercial ... Read full review

Contents

I The Age of Commerce 14001650
1
II The City and Its Commerce
62
III A Religious Revolution
132
IV Problems of the Absolutist State
202
V The Origins of Southeast Asian Poverty
267
Continuities and Changes
326
Major Ruling Dynasties of the Age of Commerce
331
Guide to Reading
337
Abbreviations
341
References
343
Glossary
377
Measures and Coins
379
Index
381
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Reid-Australian National University

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