Southeast Asia has always been one of the world's most vital crossroads, a melting-pot of cultures, religions and peoples. It has seen the rise and fall of many mighty empires, whose leaders left behind monumental temples and shrines like the Khmer temples of Angkor in Cambodia, the Javanese Buddhist shrine of Borobudur and the pagodas of Burma. It has been home to great seafaring states like Funan in southern Vietnam and Srivijaya in Sumatra, which one reaped huge profits from trade with China and India. Mary Somers Heidhues guides the reader through the history of Southeast Asia from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th century - from the magnificent Dongson bronze drums produced in Vietnam in the first millennium BC to the emergence of high-tech 'tiger' economies, the ongoing struggles towards democracy, and against the environmental threat posed by pollution and deforestation. Packed with informative maps and illustrations, this lively book will appeal to historians, travellers, students and all those interested in discovering more about this fascinating part of the world.
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110500283036