Southeast Asia in Ruins: Art and Empire in the Early 19th Century
Although a first glance at the main title might suggest that Sarah Tiffin's book is another appraisal of Southeast Asia after World War II, her subject is, in fact, the attitude of Europeans colonisers to the ruins of previous civilizations which they came across in the Far East, whether at Angkor, Bali or elsewhere. These abandoned monuments often tended to prompt the new arrivals, themselves in the heyday of empire, to philosophise on the acquisition and loss of power. 302 pages with many illustrations. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight 1.3kg Post free within Malaysia
Condition: New. Hardcover in a similar dust jacket.
Published by NUS Press, Singapore, 2016