From Library Journal
This superb popular history ranges from Southeast Asia's prehistoric times to the most recent political developments in Indonesia. Heidhues (Univ. of Hamburg, Germany) divides her study into seven well-balanced chapters, touching on the political history, economics, society, and culture of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The transition between historic periods and locales is logical and smoothly accomplished. Heidhues's narrative focuses on historic fact and avoids excessive interpretation. The author brings a detachment to her understanding of this unique region, and her work is accurate, richly illustrated, and well written, displaying great care in construction. Heidhues's popular history of Southeast Asia is a work of sustained intellectual credibility that will appeal even to the most highbrow academic reader. Recommended for public and academic libraries.DJohn F. Riddick, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. Pleasant
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A work of sustained intellectual credibility that will appeal even to the most highbrow academic reader. -- Library Journal
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