Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History

This interdisciplinary volume sets out to draw Sri Lanka into the field of Asian and Global History by showing how the latest wave of scholarship has explored the island as a ‘crossroads’, a place defined by its openness to movement ...

Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History

Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History

The peoples of Sri Lanka have participated in far-flung trading networks, religious formations, and Asian and European empires for millennia. This interdisciplinary volume sets out to draw Sri Lanka into the field of Asian and Global History by showing how the latest wave of scholarship has explored the island as a ‘crossroads’, a place defined by its openness to movement across the Indian Ocean.Experts in the history, archaeology, literature and art of the island from c.500 BCE to c.1850 CE use Lankan material to explore a number of pressing scholarly debates. They address these matters from their varied disciplinary perspectives and diverse array of sources, critically assessing concepts such as ethnicity, cosmopolitanism and localisation, and elucidating the subtle ways in which the foreign may be resisted and embraced at the same time. The individual chapters, and the volume as a whole, are a welcome addition to the history and historiography of Sri Lanka, as well as studies of the Indian Ocean region, kingship, colonialism, imperialism, and early modernity.

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Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Zoltán Biedermann, Alan Strathern
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-07 - Publisher: UCL Press

The peoples of Sri Lanka have participated in far-flung trading networks, religious formations, and Asian and European empires for millennia. This interdisciplinary volume sets out to draw Sri Lanka into the field of Asian and Global History by showing how the latest wave of scholarship has explored the island as
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Abeyagoonasekera Asanga
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-07 - Publisher: World Scientific

Having celebrated its 70th year of independence in 2018, Sri Lanka, a strategically-positioned island nation, now finds itself with the potential to be a super connector in fast-developing Asia. While carving out a place for itself in the international arena, Sri Lanka has simultaneously had to look inwards to recover
World at the Crossroads
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Philip B. Smith, Samuel E. Okoye, Jaap de Wilde, Priya Deshingkar
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Thirty years ago the Russell-Einstein Manifesto warned humanity that our survival is imperilled by the risk of nuclear war.In the spirit of that Manifesto, we now call on all scientists to expand our concerns to a broader set of interrelated dangers: destruction of the environment on a global scale, and
Proceedings of the International Symposium 'Crossroads of Thai and Dutch History
Language: en
Pages: 654
Authors: Thīrawat Na Pō̜mphet
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Pages: 357
Authors: Patrick Peebles
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: G K Hall

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