If you want to discover the captivating history of Southeast Asia, then keep reading...
Five captivating manuscripts in one book:
- History of Southeast Asia: A Captivating Guide to the History of a Vast Region Containing Countries Such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma, and More
- History of Thailand: A Captivating Guide to the Thai People and Their History
- History of Vietnam: A Captivating Guide to Vietnamese History
- History of Bali: A Captivating Guide to Balinese History and the Impact This Island Has Had on the History of Indonesia and Southeast Asia
- History of the Philippines: A Captivating Guide to Philippine History
Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:
- How ancient Southeast Asian nations were founded
- The cultures and religions that were incubated in the region
- The dynamic trade networks that were established
- The terrible wars that were fought
- How colonization affected the area
- The impact of Japanese occupation during WW2
- The postwar struggle for independence
- And more
Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:
- Thailand's prehistory and early rulers
- The liberation from the Khmer Empire
- Thailand's golden age under the Sukhothai
- The powerful Ayutthaya Kingdom
- The Chakri dynasty, which still rules Thailand today
- 20th-century coups and rebellions
- And much more
- Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include: The Basics
- Ancient Vietnam
- Four and a Half Centuries of Independence
- The Ly Dynasty
- The Tran Dynasty
- The Later Le Dynasty
- The Europeans Arrive
- New Powers and New Divisions
- The French
- French Rule
- Vietnam in Turmoil
- Ho Chi Minh and the French Indochina War
- The Vietnam War
- And much, much more
Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:
- How the island of Bali was home to paleolithic humankind
- Why Bali's Asian biodiversity and rich, fertile soils are not found on the neighboring islands
- What makes up the unique human heritage of indigenous Balinese
- How the island retained its endemic Balinese Hinduism despite 1,300 years of Muslim influence
- From where and from whom the Balinese learned their abundant skills in metalworking, crafting, sculpture, and art
- How art and ritual offerings form the basis of Balinese life, from where the island draws its name
- How it was that the island nation of Bali was not interested in seafaring and maritime trade
- And much more
- Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include: That the Philippines is an area of biological and maritime megadiversity.
- Why the islands have one of the oldest, multi-layered histories on Earth.
- Why the Philippines was so attractive to colonizers.
- How the Spanish managed to rule a diverse archipelago for over three centuries.
- To understand the ongoing relationship between the United States and the Philippines.
- Why the islands are ethnically and culturally abundant but still unified.
- How history has created its own island regions of independent rule.
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