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Literature on the History of South East Asia
Burma Thailand
First posted on January 9th 2005, last revised on April 22nd 2010

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see also History of Siam / Thailand, History of Burma / Myanmar

The province of Tenasserim in 1793 was ceded by the Kingdom of Siam to the Kingdom of Burma, which again ceded it to the East India Company in 1826 (Bengal Presidency). In 1858 the E.I.C. territories became British Crown Colony. Following the British acquisitions of Lower Burma (1852) and Upper Burma (1886), Tenasserim was attached to Burma, which was separated from British India in 1937.

Timeline : Tenasserim

List of Wars, Burma

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Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
History of Religion . Regional History . Local History . Institutions . Culture . Biography . Environmental History . Others
Country Profiles Current Article : Tanintharyi Division, from Wikipedia
Historic J. Anderson, Political and commercial considerations relative to the Malayan peninsula, 1824, GB
Links General Category : Tanintharyi Division, from Wikipedia
on History
Historical Dictionary
Organizations International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA)
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (JSSEAS)
The International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH)
Finnish University Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies
Royal Institute : Academy of Moral and Political Sciences : Section of History, Discipline Thai History
Timelines Search Google News Archive for Tenasserim, click Timeline
Accounts of History A.P. Phayre, History of Burma : including Burma proper, Pegu, Taungu, Tenasserim, and Arakan : From the earliest time to the end of the first war with British India, 1883, IA
Specific Periods / Events
Military History J.J. Snodgrass, Narrative of the Burmese War, 1827, GB
Th.T. Baker, The recent operations of the British forces at Rangoon and Martaban, 1852, IA
Economy & Finances H. Falconer, Report on the Teak Forests of the Tenasserim Provinces , 1852, IA
F. Mason, The natural productions of Burmah ; or, Notes on the fauna, flora, and minerals of the Tenasserim, 1850, IA
Social History
Ethnography Languages of Myanmar, from Ethnologue
J. Anderson, The Selungs of the Mergui Archipelago, 1890, IA
W.G. White, The sea gypsies of Malaya : an account of the nomadic Mawken people of the Mergui Archipelago with a description of their ways of living, customs, habits, boats, occupations, etc., 1922, IA
History of Regions A Brief History of the Mergui Archipelago, from Burma Adventures
Local History
Environmental History Indo-Malayan Ecoregion, from WWF
Others A.H. Bagge, Report on the settlement of the Siam and Tenasserim boundary, 1866, IA

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Document Collections . Historical Maps . Historical Encyclopedia Articles . Travelogues . Institutions . National Symbols
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen List of E.I.C. Commissioners 1826-1862, from World Statesmen
Statistical Data Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Myanmar, by Province, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Documents Image Databanks
Archival Deposits Search New Zealand Electronic Text Centre for Tenasserim
Search National Archives (UK) for Tenasserim
Document Collections Reports of confiscation and destruction of crops and food shortages in Mon, Karen States, and Tenasserim Division, from Global IDP (2003)
Individual Documents Tenasserim Division : Forced Relocation and Forced Labor, from Karen Human Rights Group (1997)
Historical Maps Map featuring Andaman, Nicobar, Tenasserim, from Historical Maps of India (Constable 1893)
An atlas of the southern part of India, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments, reduced from the grand trigonometrical survey of India, shewing also the Tenasserim provinces, 1854, IA
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Tenasserim, from EB 1911
Religious De la Religion du Royaumes de Tenasserim, de For, de Pan, de Patane, de Lugor, de Fonsalem et de Bengarin, pp.279-284 in vol.3 of Nicolas Jovet, L'histoire des religions de tous les royaumes du monde, 1710, in French, GB
Tavoy, p.379 in The Missionary Gazetteer, 1832, GB
Economic Entries : Mergui, Tenasserim, pp.290-291 in vol.2 of W. Milburn, Oriental Commerce, 1813, GB
Entries : Martaban, Mergui, Tavoy, Tenasserim, pp.317-320 in Oriental Commerce, 1825, GB
E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Tenasserim
Geographical Article : Tenacerim, p.367 in vol.8 of A.A. Bruzen de la Martiniere, Le grand dictionnaire geographique et critique 1738, in French, GB
Entry : (Burma) Southern Provinces : Tenasserim, Mergui, Junkceylon, pp.352-353, in Conrad Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All the Parts of the World, 1822, GB; ditto, p.273 in vol.2 of the 1827 edition, GB
Entry : Tenasserim, pp.632-633 in vol.1 of W. Hamilton, The East Indian Gazetteer, 1828, GB
Entry : Tenasserim, Mergui Islands, Amherst, Martaban, Tavoy, pp.602-604 in vol.4 of J. Bell, A system of geography, popular and scientific, 1832, GB
Entry : Die Provinz Mergui oder Tenasserim, der Mergui-Archipel, die Chalome und Pase, pp.110-130 in vol.4 pt.1 of C. Ritter, Die Erdkunde von Asien, 1835, in German, GB
A Gazetteer of Southern India: With the Tenasserim Provinces and Singapore , 1855, IA
Tenasserim, pp.487-499 in vol.8 of E. Reclus, Universal Geography, n.d. [1876-1894], IA
Article Tavoy District, Tenasserim Division, Thaton District, Toungoo District, Salween District, Mergui District, Amherst District, from Imperial Gazetteer of India (c.1905)
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Travelogues The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508, translated primary source, SEAS 2004, posted on IA
C. Fedrice of Venice, Account of Pegu in the 1560s, SEAS 2004, IA
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms
Coins Tavoy, Mergui, Tenasserim, pp.806-807 in vol.2 of W. Marsden, Numismata orientalia illustrata, 1825, GB

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Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Tenasserim
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
International Boundary Studies, search for Thailand/Burma
on Southeast Asia Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Silpakorn University, Thapra Digital Library (Thai language site); Rare Books features an online library of Thai books; Thesis Online a library of mainly Thai language theses
South East Asia Digital Library (project)
South East Asia Visions, at Cornell
ISEAS Working Papers, Back Issues 2000-2003
Search DBNG
Search New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
Search Leiden University Repository (NL, Open Access)
Thesis Server Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Registry of Open Access Repositories, Thailand
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
South East Asian Studies, Student Theses, from Ohio University
Silpakorn University, Thapra Digital Library (Thai language site); Rare Books features an online library of Thai books; Thesis Online a library of mainly Thai language theses
Online Journals Directory of Open Access Journals
South East Asia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Indonesia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Search Electronic Journals Online for Thailand
Journal of Southeast Asian History 1960-1969, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 2009-, from Cambridge Journals Online (require registration)
ASEAS (Austrian Journal of South East Asian Studies), open access, 2008-
Asia Insights, from NIAS, 2002-
Southeast Asian Studies 1963-, mostly in Japanese
Explorations, 1997- Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, CSEAS, Univ. of Hawaii
The Siam repository: containing a summary of Asiatic intelligence vol.2, 1870, IA
General Accounts Nicholas Tarling, The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, 4 vol.s, Cambridge : UP (1992) 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959 T188c
David K. Wyatt, Thailand - A Short History, New Haven : Yale Univ. Press (1982) 1986
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.27, pp.769-779 Article Southeast Asia : Thailand KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.27
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