Saturday, May 12, 2012

LLR (book): Breaking New Ground in Lao History

Title:  Breaking New Ground in Lao History - Essays on the Seventh to Twentieth Centuries
Edited by Mayoury Ngaosrivathana and Kennon Breazeale
Publisher/Year:  Silkworm Books, 2002
ISBN:  9747551934

I love learning new things about Lao history that I didn't know before.  Are you that same way?  If so, this book satisfied that for me and I think it will for you too.  It's a heavy read and very academic in its content and style. 

Nevertheless, I still recommend this.  The following is a list of my favorite sections:
  • #4 - Early European Impressions of the Lao by Mayoury Ngaosrivathana and Pheuiphanh Ngaosrivathana
  • #5 - The Universal History:  An Early European Account of the Lao by Meg O'Donovan
  • #7 - The Quy Hop Archive: Vietnamese-Lao Relations Reflected in Border-Post Documents Dating from 1619 to 1880 by Tran Van Quy
  • #9 - Millenarian Movements in Laos, 1895-1936:  Depictions by Modern Lao Historians by Bernard Gay
Also kudos (congratulations) to Silkworm Books as they continue to publish awesome books on Laos!

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