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Historical Dictionary of Laos
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Historical Dictionary of Laos (Hardback)

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Laos has the smallest population, the weakest military, and despite rapid economic growth in recent years, one of the lowest levels of per capita income in mainland Southeast Asia. Yet a glance at the map reveals its strategic location, between China and Cambodia and between Thailand and Vietnam. As Laos was formerly a crossroads for trade routes, the socialist government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic today seeks to transform the country into a prosperous crossroads at the heart of this rapidly developing region.



This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Laos, Fourth Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Laos.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectDictionaries Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 15/12/2022 ISBN-13: 9781538120279  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Martin Stuart-Fox is emeritus professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at the University of Queensland. He resides in Melbourne, Australia, and is author of six books on Laos, including A History of Laos (1997) Simon Creak is assistant professor of Southeast Asian history at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is author of Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos (2015). Martin Rathie is an Australian researcher and teacher who has lived and worked in Laos for nearly two decades and has authored journal articles and book chapters on Lao history.

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