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    The Burmese empire a hundred years ago, Vincenzo Sangermano (1758-1819) was a Roman Catholic priest, a member of the Barnabite religious order, who served as a missionary in Burma from 1783 to 1806. After initially going to the then-capital city of Ava, he settled in Rangoon, where he completed construction of a church and a college of missionaries. While heading the college, Sangermano undertook pioneering research on the political, legal, and...
    • Contributor: Sangermano - Wiseman, Nicholas Patrick - Sangermano, Vincenzo - Jardine, John
    • Date: 1893

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    Burma under British rule Joseph Dautremer was a French scholar specializing in Asian languages who served for a time as the French consul in Rangoon, the capital of British Burma. Burma Under British Rule is a detailed study of Burma, with chapters devoted to the history, people, physical geography, economy, and international trade of the country. A brief concluding chapter deals with the Andaman Islands, where the British...
    • Contributor: Dautremer, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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    The vegetation of the district of Minbu in upper Burma.
    • Contributor: Gage, Andrew Thomas
    • Date: 1904

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    (1) Two decades of new Indo-Burmese species,
    • Contributor: Smith, William Wright - Ramaswami, Madabusi Srinivasa - Banerji, Surendra Chandra - Cave, George H.
    • Date: 1913

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    The province of Burma; a report prepared on behalf of the University of Chicago, Alleyne Ireland (1871-1951) was a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in London who, in 1901, was appointed by the University of Chicago to head a commission to study colonial administration in the Far East. Ireland's first major project, published in 1907, was this exhaustive, two-volume study of Burma, at the time under British rule as a province of the Indian Empire. Volume one...
    • Contributor: Ireland, Alleyne
    • Date: 1907
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Burmah: elephant working 1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 in.
    • Contributor: Bain News Service
    • Date: 1900
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    A narrative of the mission sent by the governor-general of India to the court of Ava in 1855, with notices of the country, government, and people. In December 1852, at the conclusion of the second Anglo-Burmese War, the British annexed the southern and coastal regions of Burma (known as Lower Burma). Pagan Min, and later his brother Mindon Min, continued to rule Upper Burma. In 1855, Arthur Phayre, the British commissioner for the annexed territories, visited the court of Ava in Upper Burma as part of an effort to improve...
    • Contributor: Yule, Henry
    • Date: 1858

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    Ramayana. The oral tradition of the Burmese Ramayana story can be traced as far back as the reign of King Anawrahta (active 1044-77), the founder of the first Burmese empire. The story was transmitted orally from generation to generation before being written down in prose and verse and as a drama. The earliest known written Burmese version of the Ramayana is Rama Thagyin (Songs from...
    • Date: 1870

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Scene upon the Terrace of the Great Dagon Pagoda. This watercolor by Lieutenant Joseph Moore of Her Majesty's 89th Regiment, British Army, depicts the scene upon the terrace of the Great Dagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Pagoda), in Rangoon, Burma. It was one of a series of pictures drawn by Moore that were subsequently published in London in 1825--26 as aquatint plates under the title Eighteen Views Taken at and near Rangoon. The prints depict...
    • Contributor: Moore, Joseph Lieutenant
    • Date: 1826
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    La colonisation de l'Indo-Chine; l'expérience anglaise, La colonisation de l'Indo-Chine: L'Expérience anglaise (The colonization of Indochina: the English experience) is an 1892 case study of the British colonial experience in Asia and its lessons for France in the administration of French Indochina (present-day Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam). The author, influential French essayist and colonial theorist Joseph Chailley-Bert (1854-1928), was a passionate advocate of reforming France's colonization practices and governing strategies,...
    • Contributor: Chailley-Bert, Joseph
    • Date: 1892

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    Depictions of King Mindon's Donations at Various Places from 1853 to 1857. This Burmese manuscript (Or 13681) from the British Library shows seven scenes of King Mindon's donations at various places during the first four years of his reign (1853-57). The artist not only depicted the seven different historical merit-making ceremonies of King Mindon, but he also described the cost of the royal donations in detail. The mid-19th century parabaik (folding book) has red-tooled leather covers,...
    • Date: 1853

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  • Periodical
    Records of the Botanical Survey of India. Irregular Vol. 1, no. 1- Vols. 1-17, 1893-1959. 1 v. SERBIB/SERLOC merged record
    • Contributor: Botanical Survey of India
    • Date: 1893
  • Map
    From the Shores of Gujarat, Malabar, Bengal and Malacca, to the Kingdom of Siam and China in the East.
    De Kusten van Guzaratte, Malabaar, Bengale en Malacca, met die van't Magtig Koninkryk Siam, tot aan China bestevend
    This attractive map of Southeast Asia was published in Leiden in 1700 and covers, to the west most of India; as far east as southern China and the Korean Peninsula; and to the south Thailand, most of the Malay Peninsula, and northern Sumatra. The map may have been created in the 16th century as a later record of the voyage that Lopo Soares de...
    • Contributor: Aa, Pieter Van Der
    • Date: 1707
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    Exploratory Expedition through Indochina.
    Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine
    Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine (Exploratory expedition through Indochina) is an edited and annotated reprint of the account of the Mekong expedition of 1867-68, first published in 1870 in the French geographic weekly Le Tour du Monde. The book is by Francis Garnier (1839-73), the young naval officer who is credited with proposing and being the driving force behind the expedition, which was commanded by...
    • Contributor: Garnier, Léon - Garnier, Francis - Doudart De Lagrée, Ernest
    • Date: 1885

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    Voyage and Exploration in Cambodia and the Area to Its North. Jianpuzhai yi bei tan lu ji (Voyage and exploration in Cambodia and the area to its north) is a Chinese translation from an original French work entitled Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française. Its author was François Garnier (1839-73), a French naval officer and explorer. The work was written around 1873 during the reign...
    • Contributor: Ding, Richang - Garnier, Francis - LI, Wentian
    • Date: 1873
  • Book/Printed Material
    [Tāvatiṃsa, the heavenly abode] Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Pali and Burmese. digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16
    • Date: 17??
  • Map
    Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 3 Recto, Northern Indian Ocean with Arabia and India and Folio 3 Verso, Southern Indian Ocean with Insulindia on the Left, and Madagascar on the Right. The map presented here is from the Miller Atlas in the collections of the National Library of France. Produced for King Manuel I of Portugal in 1519 by cartographers Pedro Reinel, his son Jorge Reinel, and Lopo Homem and miniaturist António de Holanda, the atlas contains eight maps on six loose sheets, painted on both sides. The maps were richly decorated and illuminated by...
    • Contributor: Homem, Lopo, Flourished - Manuel I, King of Portugal - Reinel, Jorge, Active 16th Century - Reinel, Pedro, Born Approximately 1464 - Holanda, António De
    • Date: 1519

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    Some plants of the Zor hills, Koweit, Arabia, Some Plants of the Zor Hills, Koweit, Arabia is a botanical catalog of the plants found on the northern shore of the Bay of Kuwait around what is today Jal Az-Zor National Park in Kuwait. Plants are listed by their botanical and local names in Arabic and Persian. The book includes notes on the distribution of plants in the area discussed and elsewhere in...
    • Contributor: Knox, Stuart George - Cox, Percy - Gilbert-Carter, Humphrey
    • Date: 1917
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    Khủn Tinh Poems. This work is among the most important written representations of the folklore of the Thai, or Tay, people in Vietnam, an ethnic group that once lived in southwest China, northeast Thailand, and Burma. Thai people migrated south about 1,000 years ago to escape from the Chinese, and in the present day constitute one of the largest minorities in Vietnam. The written language of Vietnamese...
    • Date: 1700
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    Flora Arabica. Flora Arabica is a botanical catalog of the plants of the Arabia. The work is in six volumes covering the whole of the Arabian Peninsula: the extra-tropical west, the tropical west, the tropical east, and the extra-tropical east including the Persian Gulf region. The catalog is by Father Ethelbert Blatter, and is largely based on the herbaria of the British Museum, which itself contained...
    • Contributor: Blatter, Ethelbert
    • Date: 1919
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    Flora of Aden Flora of Aden is a botanical catalog of plants found in Aden and vicinity at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The work appeared in three issues in 1914-16. Despite never having traveled to the region, Father Ethelbert Blatter was able to add 250 plants to the literature of the region's known species. He relied on various herbaria and travel accounts, beginning with...
    • Contributor: Blatter, Ethelbert
    • Date: 1914
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    French Indochina Today. Volume 2: Tonkin-Annam.
    L'Indo-Chine française contemporaine
    L'Indo-Chine française contemporaine (French Indochina today) is a comprehensive study of French Indochina, a second edition of which was published in Paris in 1885. The work is in two volumes, each with two parts, covering what at that time were the four regions of French Indochina: Cochinchina (the extreme southern part of present-day Vietnam), Cambodia, Tonkin (the northern part of Vietnam), and Annam (central...
    • Contributor: Bouinais, Albert
    • Date: 1885
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    The first Afghan war and its causes, Sir Henry Marion Durand (1812-71) was a British army officer and colonial administrator who took part in the early stages of, and later wrote a history of, the First Afghan War (1838-42). He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers at age 15 and sailed for India in October 1829. In 1839, he was part of the column of British and...
    • Contributor: Durand, Henry Marion - Durand, H. Mortimer (Henry Mortimer) - Durand, Henry Mortimer
    • Date: 1879
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    Slavery Convention.
    Convention relative à l'esclavage/ Slavery Convention
    The 1926 Slavery Convention was an agreement among member states of the League of Nations that obliged signatories to eliminate slavery, the slave trade, and forced labor in their territories. It defined slavery as the status or condition of a person over which the powers of ownership are applied; the slave trade as acts involving the capture, selling, or transport of enslaved people; and...
    • Contributor: League of Nations
    • Date: 1926
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    N. A. Bulganin i N. S. Khrushchev v Afganistane. In December 1955, Nikolai A. Bulganin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and Nikita S. Khrushchev, member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, visited Afghanistan at the invitation of the royal government. They spent four days in Kabul, from December 15 to December 19. Their visit was the last stop on a...
    • Date: 1956