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The British Humiliation of Burma (White orchid books) [Paperback]

The British Humiliation of Burma (White orchid books) [Paperback]

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Item description for The British Humiliation of Burma (White orchid books) by Terence Blackburn...

A study of the often outrageous behaviour of the British government, driven largely by merchant and missionary interests, towards the Kingdom of Burma. Events surrounding the three Anglo-Burmese wars (1824-26, 1852, 1885-86), and the looting of riches from the Mandalay Palace are examined.

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Studio: Orchid Press
Pages   166
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 20, 2006
Publisher   Orchid Press
ISBN  9748304663  
ISBN13  9789748304663  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Myanmar
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
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5Books > Subjects > History > World > General
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junk political history  Mar 13, 2008
This book is badly written political history. The author has no understanding of Burmese history and simply places his superficial knowledge into the anti-colonial "template" which can be found in many books.

The author misunderstands the first burma war with the British which involved an agressive and expansionist burmese military state launching a disasterous war on British India. Rather than being the poor abused victims the author wishes to portray, the Burmese were an imperial military power no better than the British. And while the author sheds tears for the "loss" of Burmese ruled territories in eastern India, few living in those territories were sorry to see them go.

The author has a patronizing attitude toward the burmese. When, for example, the Burmans raid across their frontiers to burn and slaughter the people living there, the acts are explained away as being the result of the burmese not having the same understanding of borders as europeans.

The book is badly written and does little more than provide a politicized summary of what has already been written.


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