the role of religions in the european perception of insular and mainland southeast asia

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The Role Of Religions In The European Perception Of Insular And Mainland Southeast Asia

Author : Monika Arnez
ISBN : 9781443899222
Genre : History
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For people nowadays, the constant exchange of people, goods and ideas and their interaction across wide distances are a part of everyday life. However, such encounters and interregional links are by no means only a recent phenomenon, although the forms they have taken in the course of history have varied. It goes without saying that travel to distant regions was spurred by various interests, first and foremost economic and imperialist policies, which reached an initial climax around 1500 with the European expansion to the Americas and into the Indian Ocean. The motivations of European travellers for venturing to the regions of maritime and mainland Southeast Asia, which are the focus of the studies presented here, were manifold, ranging from the pursuit of power, commercial exploitation, intellectual curiosity and the aspiration to proselytize among indigenous people. This book adds to existing knowledge on travel, travel experiences and travel writing by Europeans in mainland and insular Southeast Asia from the 16th to the 21st century, based on specific case studies. Moreover, it demonstrates how Europeans perceived religion in the region presently known as Southeast Asia. Working on the assumption that many of the European traders, seafarers, explorers and administrators arriving in Southeast Asia came as Christians, convinced of the superiority of their religion, the contributors to this volume analyse their encounters with Muslims, who had been their long-standing enemies in the Mediterranean, and with Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of local religions. They involve themselves closely with the travelogues and the role of religions therein, and, in doing so, reveal the ways in which religion influenced the travellers’ understanding of societies in maritime and mainland Southeast Asia. The volume explores a number of questions, including: How did European travellers perceive religion in different regions of Southeast Asia in different historical periods? How did the administrators, the missionaries, the natural historians and the explorers position themselves vis-à-vis Islam and Buddhism on Java and in Siam? And what do travel accounts tell us about the way Southeast Asian people perceived the Europeans?

Absichten Pl Ne Strategien

Author : Jan-Hendryk de Boer
ISBN : 9783593509563
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Amtsb Cher Des Deutschen Ordens Um 1450

Author : Cordula A. Franzke
ISBN : 9783847103585
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English summary: The economic activity of the Teutonic Order in Prussia during the Late Middle Ages is extensively well documented by administration books. Debt registers, Handfesten or bills came down to us, which give ideas about the economic history of the Order. This edition provides insights into administration books, created in Leipe and Seehesten around 1450. Therefore, these books give information on the economic activities by subordinated officials of the Order on the lower level. These officials managed dues like grain or chicken and put selected details down in writing. Furthermore, area descriptions or remarks about the rights of use to fields, lakes and rivers were written down in these books as well. Consequently, the registers, known as Ordensfoliant 186 and 186a, provide a further opportunity to answer questions dealing with history of law, social history, and economic history. German description: Zur wirtschaftlichen Tatigkeit des Deutschen Ordens in Preussen im spaten Mittelalter sind umfangreiche Amtsbucher wie Schuldbucher, Handfesten oder auch Rechnungen uberliefert, welche Einblicke in die Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Ordens gewahren. Die mit dieser Edition erschlossenen Amtsbucher der Vogtei zu Leipe und der Komturei Seehesten ermoglichen Aufschluss uber die Tatigkeiten der unteren Amtstrager des Deutschen Ordens um 1450. Vogte und Pfleger verwalteten Naturaleinnahmen wie Getreide oder Huhner und hielten entsprechende Informationen in Amtsbuchern fest. Weiter notierten die Schreiber auch Gebietsbeschreibungen oder Hinweise zu Nutzungsrechten von Feldern, Seen und Flussen. Damit bieten die als Ordensfoliant 186 und 186a erfassten Amtsbucher eine gute Grundlage zur Beantwortung von wirtschafts-, sozial-, rechts- und verwaltungsgeschichtlichen Fragestellungen.

Southeast Asia

Author : D R SarDesai
ISBN : 9780813348384
Genre : History
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Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to the regions and peoples of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Readers will find insightful introductions and chronologies at the beginning of each part to aid in understanding the global and political implications of the events discussed. The seventh edition is thoroughly updated to offer coverage of current events, including the historic 2012 elections in Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi's successful bid for election to the Parliament, the rise of Yingluck Shinawartra to the position of prime minister of neighboring Thailand, and the consolidation of the ASEAN and its consideration of China's claim to the South China Sea. Combining thematic and chronological approaches with the study of colonialism, nationalism, historical and cultural heritage, and current events, Southeast Asia manages to convey an Asian point of view throughout.

Southeast Asia Student Economy Edition

Author : D R SarDesai
ISBN : 9780429972683
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A balanced, accessible, and authoritative account of the history of Southeast Asia from ancient to contemporary times.

Traditions Redirecting Contemporary Indonesian Cultural Productions

Author : Jan van der Putten
ISBN : 9781527502772
Genre : Social Science
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This volume is the result of a conference held in October 2015 in connection with the Frankfurt Book Fair discussing developments that are considered important in contemporary Indonesian cultural productions. The first part of the book reflects on the traumatic experiences of the Indonesian nation caused by a failed coup on October 1, 1965. In more general theoretical terms, this topic connects to the field of memory studies, which, in recent decades, has made an academic comeback. The focus of the chapters in this section is how certain, often distressing, events are represented in narratives in a variety of media that are periodically renewed, changed, rehearsed, repeated, and performed, in order to become or stay part of the collective memory of a certain group of people. The second part of the book explores how forces of globalisation have impacted upon the local and, linguistically surprisingly, rather homogeneous cultural productions of Indonesia. The main strands of inquiry in this second section are topics of global trends in religion, responses to urban development, the impact of popular literary developments, and how traditions are revisited in order to come to terms with international cultural developments.

Encyclopedia Of Sociology

Author : Edgar F. Borgatta
ISBN : UOM:39015021518454
Genre : Sociology
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The Peoples Of Southeast Asia Today

Author : Robert L. Winzeler
ISBN : 9780759118645
Genre : Social Science
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This textbook explores Southeast Asia's modern peoples and their cultural ways and patterns of adaptation. It introduces the region's geography, languages, prehistory, and history, then delves into religion, ethnic complexity, food production, development, and tourism, and the changes that these evolving aspects of life have upon Southeast Asia's peoples and cultures.

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World Geography

Author : Ray Sumner
ISBN : 0893566500
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Covers the major region of the world, with information on such topics as physical geography, biogeography, economic geography, human geography, and natural resources.

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