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Authors: Berliet, Ernelle
Title: The eleven khayaing of Kyaukse: an example of territorial pattern and resources management in central Burma (Myanmar) during the Pagan period (1044-1287)
Date: 2008
Source: From <i>Homo erectus</i> to the living traditions
Place of Publication: Chiang Mai
Publisher: European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Language: French
Notes: Choice of Papers from the 11th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Bougon, 25th-29th September 2006.
Abstract: The resources management during the Pagan period (1044-1287) is an issue which has already been a little explored by historians but the content of the texts and inscriptions, although essential, remains quite limited on this subject at that time. Archaeological studies permit however, due to recent surveys, to fill up a part of this gap providing a new light and complementary data unknown from the texts. Due to the establishment of new urban centres but most of all to the specialised function these cities had, the Pagan Dynasty could maintain a wide and unified empire as well as a viable economy. The foundation of khayaing, a term designating the status of few cities in charge of the main agricultural productions of the kingdom, is a concrete evidence of the resources management at that time, particularly in the Kyaukse area.
Date Created: 10/7/2008
Editors: Pautreau, Jean-Pierre
Coupey, Anne-Sophie
Zeitoun, Valéry
Rambault, Emma
Page Start: 195
Page End: 201