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The Kingdoms of Laos - Sanda Simms

The Kingdoms of Laos

Paperback Published: 29th June 2001
ISBN: 9780700715312
Number Of Pages: 240

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Describes the changes in society over 600 years as Lan Xang was gradually dismembered and became a French colony. Most importantly, it shows the essence of the Lao and why, despite all that has happened, they possess their own social and cultural values that mark them as distinctive.

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Where the Lao World Began: Prehistory - 1299p. 1
Laos: The Paradise of Riches: 1300-1373p. 23
Through Chaos to a New Order: 1373-1520p. 42
Pride brings Disaster: 1520-1550p. 55
Wars and Invasions: 1550-1571p. 69
Seventy years of Anarchy: 1571-1637p. 83
A New Golden Age: 1637-1698p. 94
The End of Lan Xang: 1698-1791p. 107
The rise of Nationalism: 1791 to 1829p. 126
Siamese Dominance: 1829-1894p. 143
An Overview of Champasak Historyp. 161
An Overview of Xieng Khouang Historyp. 184
Re-united A French Protectorate: 1895-1905p. 204
The Kings of Lan Xang Variant Dates with Sourcesp. 217
App. 2: Glossaryp. 220
App. 3: Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9780700715312
ISBN-10: 0700715312
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 14.17  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1