Nagara and Commandery: Origins of the Southeast Asian Urban Traditions
Anthony Lamb, Januarius Gobilik, Marina Ardiyani & Axel Dalberg Poulsen
Because of the paucity of source material Wheatley acknowledges in his preface that "those who seek to reconstruct events of the Indic past of Southeast Asia are attempting to know what cannot be known." Instead he seeks to tease out the main features of the transformation from tribe to state and from village to city during this period. He hopes by doing so he has been able to lay down pointers for future more detailed research. In spite of the author's modesty the book remains a classic. 470 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: University of Chicago, Chicago, 1983, First edition
Condition: Very good. Paperback. The cover has a reasonable amount of rubbing. There are a few neat ink underlinings and notes on one page of the preface. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.