(Article of book - 2005)

Document title

Mon nationalism and civil war in Burma - The golden sheldrake

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Although they play a major role in the history of Southeast Asia, the Mon people, crushed for centuries between the Burmese and the Thaïs kingdom expansions, are little known outside. The book provides a concise survey of their resistance till the 1995 ceasefire agreements with the Burmese junta. Social, political and military aspects of Mon nationalist movement in 20th century Burma are also studied till 2001. The Mon are still struggling to preserve their identity in a rapidly changing world. Work divided in six parts. 1 : The Mon in Burma (and Thailand), 2: Classical Mon Civilization and the Colonial Period, 3 : Independence and Civil War, 4: Revolutionaries, Warlords and Refugees, 5 : The Mon Ceasefire and Since, 6 : The Sheldrake and the Peacock. - (GL)



ISBN : 0-415-37411-1

Editor : Routledge, London - ROYAUME-UNI (2005)

Millesime : 2005  [419 p.]

Bibliographic references : 8 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 3 cartes, index




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