Historical Dictionary of Laos


historical dictionary of laos?Historical Dictionary of Laos
Author: Martin Stuart-Fox
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 0-8108-5624-7
Number of pages: 554
Format: pdf
Size: 1,8 MB

Relatively remote, small, and backward, Laos is hardly one of the most significant places in 21st-century Southeast Asia, let alone in Asia as a whole, but it can boast the signal achievement of at least existing. Its population can hark back to a glorious history: it was among the great regional powers until it was defeated and dominated by neighboring kingdoms, only to be “saved” by France and occupied by Japan at a time when its present neighbors and age-old rivals, Thailand and Vietnam, still hoped to dominate it.

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