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The Maritime Frontier of Burma: Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interaction in the Indian Ocean World, 1200-1800

  title={The Maritime Frontier of Burma: Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interaction in the Indian Ocean World, 1200-1800},
  author={Jos Gommans and Jacques P. Leider},
Situated at the periphery of both South and Southeast Asia, the maritime frontier of Burma (Arakan, Lower Burma and Tenasserim) has long been neglected area of study. In spite of its location at the outskirts of powerful Asian polities such as Taungngu Burma, Ayutthaya and Mughal India, it served as an important cultural and commercial crossroads connecting all the regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal. For the first time in Burmese studies, this volume explores the interactive elements of… 

Beyond the World-System: A Buddhist Ecumene

The Southeast Asian and southern Indian Ocean region between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries was characterized by fluid relations and dynamic exchanges that connected three main centers of

Buddhism, Islam and the religious economy of colonial Burma

  • Nile Green
  • History
    Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 2015
Bringing to light the first known Urdu primary source on Islam in colonial Burma, this essay examines the polemical encounter with Buddhism in the years surrounding the Third Anglo–Burmese War. Using

Regimes of Diplomacy and Law: Bengal-China Encounters in the Early Fifteenth Century

  • Mahmood Kooria
  • History
    Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
  • 2021
This article examines the Bengal–China connections between the Ilyās Shāhī and Ming dynasties in the early fifteenth century across the Bay of Bengal and South China Sea. It traces how law played a

From Port-City to World-System: Spatial Constructs of Dutch Indian Ocean Studies, 1500-1800*

The establishment of a Dutch trading factory at Kayalpatnam in 1645 initiated half a century of Luso-Dutch rivalry for the control of the Madurai coast (modern Tamilnad) until its ‘final solution’ in

New PhD Studies on Asian and South African History 1600-1800: A Conference Report on the Second TANAP Workshop ‘Asia in the Age of Partnership’ Held in Bangkok

The Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya are occupied by events like ceremonies for the Supreme-Holy-Lord-Omnipotent, and by the King's holy compassions and angers concerning his beloved Siam, especially at

An eventful politics of difference and its afterlife: Chittagong frontier, Bengal, c. 1657–1757

This essay seeks to illuminate the ‘biography’ of an early modern frontier in Chittagong, Bengal. It unravels the political rise and cultural reification of the frontier by revisiting, through

Capitalism and the Development of the Tin Industry in Burma

Although Burma played an important role in the Asian tin industry during the era of mercantile capital, it faded into insignificance during the nineteenth century, the era of finance capital, but


Researchers have long suggested that Mon culture centered in Lower Burma contributed to the formation of Pagan in Upper Burma. However, a recent thought-provoking book by Michael A. Aung-Thwin, The

"Multi-Dimensional Networking: Fifteenth-Century Indian Ocean Maritime Diaspora in Southeast Asian Perspective"

This study addresses the different types of diasporic spread in the island world on the eve of European contact, in a shifting optic that raises issues of ethnicity and urbanism, and how the two are

Rohingya Crisis: An Analysis Through a Theoretical Perspective

The large scale exodus of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand as a consequence of relentless persecution by the Myanmar state has gained worldwide attention. UN Secretary