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Ref ID: 30179
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Stark, Miriam T.
Title: Early mainland Southeast Asian landscapes in the first millennium A. D.
Date: 2006
Source: Annual Review of Anthropology
Abstract: Southeast Asia's earliest states emerged during the first millennium A.D. from the Irawaddy River of Myanmar to the Red River delta of northern Vietnam. Developments during this time laid the groundwork for the florescence of the region's later and better-known civilizations such as Angkor and Pagan. Yet disciplinary and language barriers have thus far precluded an anthropological synthesis of cultural developments during this time. This review uses a landscape focus to synthesize current knowledge of mainland Southeast Asia's earliest states, which emerged in the first millennium A.D. Research from archaeology and history illuminates articulations between physical and social factors in several kinds of Early Southeast Asian landscapes: economic, urban, and political. Social and ideological forces that shaped these first-millennium-A.D. landscapes are discussed as integral aspects of early state formation.
Date Created: 11/29/2006
Volume: 35
Page Start: 407
Page End: 432