In Search of Southeast Asia
is an introduction to the history of
Southeast Asia over the last few centuries. It contains a couple of
chapters dealing with issues common to the region, a chapter on each of
the individual countries within the region, and then some more regional
chapters. So you could use this book as a short history of just one of
the countries if you wanted. The emphasis is on political history, but
the coverage of economic and social history is reasonable.
Overall this is a very good book, the only disappointing feature being
its date — a lot has happened in Southeast Asia in the last 20 years!
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