The Frontiers of “Burma”

@article{Leach1960TheFO,
  title={The Frontiers of “Burma”},
  author={E. Leach},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1960},
  volume={3},
  pages={49-68}
}
  • E. Leach
  • Published 1960
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • The thesis underlying this essay may be summarized as follows: The modern European concepts frontier, state and nation are interdependent but they are not necessarily applicable to all state-like political organisations everywhere. In default of adequate documentary materials most historians of South-East Asia have tended to assume that the states with which they have to deal were Nation-States occupied by named “Peoples” and separated from each other by precise political frontiers. The… CONTINUE READING
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