Originally published in 1983, this book explores the history of Burma, including chapters on Burma before 1044, The Kingdom of Pagan and the Shan Dominion. Burma's history had been little studied until recently, until the Burma Research Socety, founded in 1910, began to collect material of all kinds, and this book may be regarded therefore as one of the first-fruits. The book presents a mass of original work and incorporates the results of research up to the date of going to press; it offers a flood of light on the still many dark places of Burmese history and constitutes distinctly a step forward in our knowledge of the subject.
Table of Contents
1. Burma Before 1044. 2. The Kingdom of Pagan or the Dynasty of the Temple Builders 1044-1287. 3. Shan Dominion 1287-1531. 4. The Overseas Discoveries. 5. Arakan. 6. The Toungoo Dynasty. 7. The Alaungpaya Dynasty 1752-1824.
G. E. Harvey