A History of Sri Lanka

封面
Penguin Books India, 2005 - 782 頁
1 評論
The History Of Sri Lanka From The Earliest Times To The Present

Sri Lanka Is An Ancient Civilization, Shaped And Thrust Into The Modern Globalizing World By Its Colonial Experience. With Its Own Unique Problems, Many Of Them Historical Legacies, It Is A Nation Trying To Maintain A Democratic, Pluralistic State Structure While Struggling To Come To Terms With Separatist Aspirations. This Is A Complex Story, And There Is Perhaps No Better Person To Present It In Reasoned, Scholarly Terms Than K.M. De Silva, Sri Lanka S Most Distinguished And Prolific Historian.

A History Of Sri Lanka, First Published In 1981, Has Established Itself As The Standard Work On The Subject. This Fully Revised Edition, In Light Of The Most Recent Research, Brings The Story Right Up To The Early Years Of The Twenty-First Century. The Book Provides Comprehensive Coverage Of All Aspects Of Sri Lanka S Development From A Classical Buddhist Society And Irrigation Economy, To Its Emergence As A Tropical Colony Producing Some Of The World S Most Important Cash Crops, Such As Cinnamon, Tea, Rubber And Coconut, And Finally As An Asian Democracy. It Is A Study Of The Political Vicissitudes Of Sri Lanka S Ancient Civilization And The Successive Phases Of Portuguese, Dutch And British Colonial Rule. The Unfortunate Consequences Of Becoming A Centre Of Ethnic Tension And Sri Lanka S Long-Standing Relationship With India Are Also Discussed.

Exhaustively Researched And Analytical, This Book Is An Invaluable Reference Source For Students Of Ancient, Colonial And Post-Colonial Societies, Ethnic Conflict And Democratic Transitions, As Well As For All Those Who Simply Want To Get A Feel Of The Rich And Varied Texture Of Sri Lanka S Long History.
 

讀者評論 - 撰寫評論

我們找不到任何評論。

內容

THE ANURADHAPURA KINGDOM II
18
Indian Summer of Sinhalese Power
81
POLITYZ From c 1250 to the End of
109
160058
163
THE KANDYAN KINGDOM AT BAY 165887
184
TRADE AND AGRICULTURE UNDER THE VOC
217
THE VOC IN SRI LANKAZ
237
RELIGION LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
265
POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH
464
ELITE CONFLICT AND THE CEYLON NATIONAL
483
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE IN THE EARLY
498
TO DOMINION STATUS 194247
554
SRI LANKA SINCE INDEPENDENCE
600
LINGUISTIC NATIONALISM
626
197794
681
EPILOGUEI1994 AND AFTER
703

THE FALL OF THE KANDYAN KINGDOM
289
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE EARLY
307
The Triumph of Conservatism
399
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE LATE
413
RELIGION AND THE RISE OF NATIONALISM C
427
POLITICS AND CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
447
NOTES
709
A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST
738
BIBLIOGRAPHY
746
FURTHER READING
759
版權所有

其他版本 - 查看全部

常見字詞

書目資訊