(Article of book en Anglais - 1999)

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Ancient transpeninsular trade roads and rivalries over the Tenasserim coast

published at : Commerce et navigation en Asie du Sud-Est (XIV-XXe siècles)

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The Indochinese peninsula was a zone of permanent relations between the powers that used the ancient transpeninsular roads and harbors. The traffic of goods along these overland routes was organized and, throughout the centuries, neighbors frequently intervened in the region in order to seize the coveted revenues of its city-ports and the resources of its hinterland. City-ports had a cosmopolitan population involved in all the trading activities of the native ruler. The intervention of the colonial powers that wanted to control the overland routes over the natural barrier of the Tenasserim range resulted ultimately in re-establishing a barrier, the frontier, between the Chinese and Indian worlds. - (GL)



Published at : Collection Recherches asiatiques / ISBN 2-7384-8079-9 ;

Editor : L'Harmattan, Paris - FRANCE

Millesime : 1999 [pp. 47-76]

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