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    DescriptionLaos, perhaps the least known country in mainland Southeast Asia, stands at the region's crossroads. This small "land in between" is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma - countries that, in pre-modern times, provided Lao kings with a field for territorial expansion. But more often, Laos has been a bridge between these powerful neighbours, and an arena in which they and their allies have interfered. In this book, Grant Evans brings Lao history into focus. From ancient times when the dynastic states of the region waxed and waned, to the 20th century and the turmoil of independence from France and the Vietnam War and its aftermath, Evans traces the compelling story of the emergence of Laos as a modern nation. The book is an ideal introduction to Laos for travellers, businesspeople and students. For those familiar with Lao history, Evans investigates key events in new ways and presents serious challenges to conventional views about Laos' intriguing history.

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    A Short History of Laos
    The Land in Between
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grant Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 426 g
    ISBN 13: 9781864489972
    ISBN 10: 1864489979

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, WT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FML
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000, HIS048000, TRV003060
    B&T Approval Code: A15404030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 64
    DC22: 959.4
    DC21: 959.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS555.5.E9
    BIC subject category V2: 1FML
    LC classification: DS555.5 .E93 2002
    Thema V1.0: WT, GTM, NHF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FML
    Illustrations note
    36 illustrations, 3 maps, 4 colour illustrations
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Grant Evans is a sociologist and historian of Southeast Asia, currently teaching at the University of Hong Kong. He has written widely on Southeast Asia. Milton Osborne has had an association with the Asian region for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and Independent writer. He is the author of eight books on Asian topics, including. Southeast Asia: An introductory history, first published in 1979 and now in its eighth edition, and, most recently, The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future, published in 2000.