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). Incorporating the latest archeological evidence and international scholarship, Kenneth R. 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.
Kenneth R. Hall is professor of history at Ball State University.
Chapter 1: Trade and Statecraft in Early Southeast Asia Chapter 2: Early International Maritime Trade and Cultural Networking in the Southeast Asia Region, ca. 100-500 Chapter 3: Competition on the East Coast of the Mainland: Early Champa and Vietnam Political Economies Chapter 4: The Foundations of Indonesian Polity: Srivijaya and Java to the Early Tenth Century Chapter 5: Structural Change in the Javanese Community, ca. 900-1300 Chapter 6: The Temple-Based Mainland Political Economies of Angkor Cambodia and Pagan Burma, ca. 889-1300 Chapter 7: Transitions in the Southeast Asian Mainland Commercial Realm, ca. 900-1500 Chapter 8: Maritime Trade and Community Development in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Java Chapter 9: Upstream and Downstream Unification and the Changing Sense of Community in Southeast Asia's Fifteenth-Century Maritime Port-Polities Chapter 10: Maritime Trade and State Development, ca. 1250-1500 References