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A Short History of Laos : The Land in Between - Grant Evans

A Short History of Laos

The Land in Between


Published: 21st December 2012
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This comprehensive and vivid history of Laos is an ideal introduction for tourists, business travelers, and students. Informative and portable, it chronicles the history of Laos from ancient times, when the dynastic states of the region waxed and waned, to the turmoil of the Vietnam War and independence from France. This guide investigates these key events under a new light and presents serious challenges to the conventional views about Laos???s intriguing history.

Before Laos: Tai -- Lan Xang kingdom -- Rise and fall of Lan Xang -- Last of the warrior kings -- Luang Phrabang in the nineteenth century -- Lao and Siamese -- Le Laos Francais: Laos mapped -- La mission civilatrice -- Colonial administration -- Revolts -- C olonial society -- Nationalism -- Lao Issara movement -- End of colonialism -- Royal Lao government: 1950s; years of optimism -- American mission civilatrice -- Phu nyai politics -- Life under the Pather Lao -- Minorities -- War, and the destruction of the RLG: War years -- New society? -- Final coalition -- Lao People's Democratic Republic: Exodus -- Prison camps -- Hmong resistance -- National security -- Vietnam's mission civiliatrice -- Collectivisation -- Stabilisation -- Only one party -- Culture and society -- Minorities -- New economic contradictions -- One step forward, two steps backward -- Laos in the modern world: Region -- Diaspora -- History and nation.

ISBN: 9781741150537
ISBN-10: 1741150531
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1