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Book Title: The Making of Modern Burma|
The author of the book: Thant Myint-U
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 795 KB
Edition: Cambridge University Press
Date of issue: January 10th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780521780216
Read full description of the books The Making of Modern Burma:The Making of Modern Burma is a history of the country from the nineteenth to early twentieth century. In a sophisticated and much-needed account, the author argues that many aspects of contemporary Burmese society are the creations of the nineteenth century when Burma fought the British and tried to modernize the country. The book will be an important resource for students and policymakers as a basis for understanding contemporary politics and the challenges of the modern state, as well as for historians interested in British colonial expansion during the period.
Read information about the authorThant Myint-U was educated at Harvard and Cambridge University and later taught history for several years as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also served on three United Nations peacekeeping operations, in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He is the author of a personal history of Burma, The River of Lost Footsteps.
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