Géographie Historique et Urbanisation en Birmanie et ses Pays Voisins, Des Origines (IIe av JC) à Le Fin du XIIIe Siècle. ERNELLE BERLIET.

Géographie Historique et Urbanisation en Birmanie et ses Pays Voisins, Des Origines (IIe av JC) à Le Fin du XIIIe Siècle.

Lyon. École Doctorale Sciences Humaines et Sociales Université Lumiière Lyon II. 2004. Stock ID #163552

3 volumes. Volume I: Texte. Black and white line diagrams in text one with 3 clear plastic overlays, 307pp, annexes. Volume II: Illustrations. 92 pages of black and white photographic illustrations, lacks CD in rear pocket. Volume III. Cartes. 33 full page black and white maps. Original yellow laminated card covers with small ink mark upper cover of Volume I otherwise very good. Reproduction of PhD thesis. "The emergence of cities and states is one the most complex issues concerning the start of the historical period in South East Asia, and in Burma in particular, where this topic has never been thoroughly researched. This thesis aims to identify ways of territorial occupation and ancient regional planning in Burma, exploring historical geography and urbanisation with a focus on those populations that settled into the plain areas, namely: the Pyu, the Mon, the Burmese and the Arakanese. The chronological time period of interest was defined from the 2nd century BC until the end of 13th century AD - i.e. from the apparition of cities until the collapse of the first Burmese empire - to allow for the study of the urbanisation process both over a long period and during short intervals. This thesis also offers a comparative analysis with neighbouring countries, mainly to complement information where Burmese sources in this field have been incomplete. Parallels are principally drawn with Bengal and Thailand. The current study draws extensively on field data and archaeological surveys undertaken in Burma between 2001- 2004." (From the summary) Text in French. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163552).

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