A History of Early Southeast Asia Maritime Trade and Societal Development, 100–1500

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Pub. Date: 2011-01-16
Publisher(s): Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This comprehensive history provides a fresh interpretation of Southeast Asia from 100 to 1500, when major social and economic developments foundational to modern societies took place on the mainland (Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) and the island world (Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines). Kenneth Hall explores this dynamic era in detail, which was notable for growing external contacts, internal adaptations of nearby cultures, and progressions from hunter-gatherer and agricultural communities to inclusive hierarchical states. In the process, formerly local civilizations became major participants in period's international trade networks. Incorporating the latest archeological evidence and international scholarship, Kenneth Hall enlarges upon prior histories of early Southeast Asia that did not venture beyond 1400, extending the study of the region to the Portuguese seizure of Melaka in 1511. Written for a wide audience of non-specialists, the book will be essential reading for all those interested in Asian and world history.

Author Biography

Kenneth R. Hall is professor of history at Ball State University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Trade and Statecraft in Early Southeast Asiap. 1
Early International Maritime Trade and Cultural Networking in the Southeast Asia Region, ca. 100-500p. 37
Competition on the East Coast of the Mainland: Early Champa and Vietnam Political Economiesp. 67
The Foundations of Indonesian Polity: Srivijaya and Java to the Early Tenth Centuryp. 103
Structural Change in the Javanese Community, ca. 900-1300p. 135
The Temple-Based Mainland Political Economies of Angkor Cambodia and Pagan Burma, ca. 889-1300p. 159
Transitions in the Southeast Asian Mainland Commercial Realm, ca. 900-1500p. 211
Maritime Trade and Community Development in Fourteenth-and Fifteenth-Century Javap. 253
Upstream and Downstream Unification and the Changing Sense of Community in Southeast Asia's Fifteenth-Century Maritime Port-Politiesp. 287
Maritime Trade and State Development, ca. 1250-1500p. 325
Abbreviations Used in References and in Citationsp. 343
Referencesp. 345
Indexp. 372
About the Authorp. 384
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