Environment, trade and society in Southeast Asia : a longue durée perspective

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Full title: Environment, trade and society in Southeast Asia : a longue durée perspective / edited by David Henley, Henk Schulte Nordholt.
Alternative titles: Deep forestry.
Other authors: Henley, David, 1963- (Editor)
Schulte Nordholt, Henk, 1953- (Editor)
Boomgaard, P., 1946- (honouree.)
Bankoff, Greg.
Format: Book           


Notes: Papers originally presented at a conference in honor of Peter Boomgaard held August 2011 and organized by Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde.
Physical Description: vi, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Summary: "Eleven historians bring their knowledge and insights to bear on the long Braudelian sweep of Southeast Asian history. In doing so they seek both to debunk simplistic assumptions about fragile traditions and transformational modernities, and to identify real repeating patterns in Southeast Asia's past: clientelistic political structures, periodic tectonic and climatic disasters, ethnic occupational specializations, long cycles of economic globalization and deglobalization. Their contributions range across many centuries: from the Austronesian expansion to the Aceh tsunami, and from the Sanskrit cosmopolis to the Asian financial crisis. The book is inspired by, and dedicated to, Peter Boomgaard, a scholar whose work has embodied the Braudelian spirit in Southeast Asian historiography"--