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Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III

A Century of Advance. Books 1-4

This monumental series, acclaimed as a "masterpiece of comprehensive scholarship" in the New York Times Book Review, reveals the impact of Asia’s high civilizations on the development of modern Western society. The authors examine the ways in which European encounters with Asia have altered the development of Western society, art, literature, science, and religion since the Renaissance.

In Volume III: A Century of Advance, the authors have researched seventeenth-century European writings on Asia in an effort to understand how contemporaries saw Asian societies and peoples.

2,379 pages | Four volume set: 2,379 p., 433 halftones, 13 maps | 6 x 9-1/4 | © 1993

Asian Studies: General Asian Studies

History: European History

Table of Contents

Book Three
(Part III Continued)
List of Abbreviations
Note to Illustrations
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
14. Continental Southeast Asia: Malaya, Pegu, Arakan, Cambodia, and Laos
1. Malaya
2. Pegu and Arakan
3. Cambodia and Laos
15. Siam
1. Iberian and Dutch Accounts
2. Narai (r. 1656-88) and the French
3. The Physical Environment
4. State Service and Administration
5. Society, Culture, and Buddhism
16. Vietnam
1. First Notices
2. The Nguyen and the Christians
3. Tongking under the Trinh
17. Insulindia: The Western Archipelago
1. Java
A. Development of the Literature
B. Geography and the Landscape
C. Batavia, the Metropole and Its Hinterland
D. Character, Customs, Society, and Culture
E. Political Life
F. Economics and Trade
2. Bali
3. Sumatra
A. Placement, Climate, and Products
B. Acheh and Other Towns
C. Populace, Customs, and Beliefs
D. Economy and Polity
4. Borneo
18. Insulindia: The Eastern Archipelago and the Austral Lands
1. The Moluccas
2. Amboina (Ambon)
3. The Bandas
4. Celebes
5. The Lesser Sundas
6. Insular Southeast Asia’s Eastern and Southern Periphery: New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, and Australia
A. New Guinea and Neighboring Islands
B. Australia and New Zealand
19. The Philippines and the Marianas (Ladrones)
1. "Indios" (Filipinos) and Spainards
2. Deeper Penetrations
3. Mindanao and Jolo
4. Guam and the Marianas (Ladrones)

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