Item description for East Timor: A Country at the Crossroads of Asia And the Pacific, a Geo-historical Atlas by Frederic Durand...
This atlas highlights the specific features and characteristics of the new country of East Timor. Using statistical documentary resources available since the colonial period, its 136 colorful maps show how material constraints and local, regional, and world stakes have shaped Timor's destiny, both past and present.
On May 20, 2002, East Timor gained independence under the name of Timor Leste or Timor Lorosa'e: Sunrise Timor. This insular ethno-linguistic mosaic wedged between Southeast Asia and Oceania had been a colony of Portugal for four centuries before it was invaded by Indonesian forces in 1975.
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