Historical Dictionary of Laos

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Scarecrow Press, 2008 - History - 485 pages
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Laos is the smallest state in terms of population, the weakest militarily, and the least developed economically in mainland Southeast Asia. Yet a glance at the map shows how strategically it is positioned, between Thailand and Vietnam and between Cambodia and China. As in the past Laos was a crossroads for trade routes, so in the future it will be a crossroads for communications in this rapidly developing region. It is even possible to anticipate that the greatness of Laos in the past may be matched by the emergence of Laos in the future as a significant partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which it is already a member. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Laos through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects traces Laos' history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading."

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Contents

Editors Foreword Jon Woronoff
ix
Chronology
xxxi
Introduction
li
THE DICTIONARY
1
Rulers and Leaders
391
Populations
407
About the Author
485
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Martin Stuart-Fox is Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland. Professor Stuart-Fox is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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