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Nepal emerged as a unified state over two hundred years ago, centred on the Kathmandu Valley with its two thousand years of urban civilisation. While John Whelpton’s history focuses on the period since the overthrow of the Rana family autocracy in 1950–51, the early chapters are devoted to the origins of the kingdom and the evolving relations of its diverse peoples. By drawing on recent research on Nepal’s environment, society and political institutions, the author portrays a country of extraordinary contrasts, whose history has been constantly buffeted by its neighbours, China and India. Economic and political turmoil over the last fifty years came to a climax in the massacre of the royal family in 2001, when the country erupted into civil war. The book represents the first English-language history of Nepal in one volume. Its comprehensive and accessible approach will appeal to students, professionals and those visiting the region. Contents Introduction 1. Environment, state and society in the central Himalayas to 1743 2. Unification and Sanskritisation, 1743–1885 3. Nepal under the Shamsher Ranas, 1885–1951 4. The monarchy in ascendance: domestic politics and foreign relations, 1951–91 5. The quest for ‘development’: economy and environment, 1951–91 6. Lifestyles, values, identities: changes in Nepalese society, 1951–91 7. Democracy and disillusionment: Nepal since 1991. Printed Pages: 319 with 20 halftones, 4 tables, and 6 maps. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 027052
Titel: A History of Nepal
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 2005. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 320 Seiten Schnitt leicht verschmutzt, Buch ist leicht verlagert (wellig), kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 303041 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 525. Artikel-Nr. 111819
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press Feb 2005, 2005. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 227x154x19 mm. Neuware - John Whelpton's history is the first comprehensive and accessible single-volume history of Nepal. Early chapters are devoted to the origins of the kingdom, while the focus of the book is on the last fifty years when economic and political turmoil climaxed in the massacre of the royal family and the resulting civil war. 322 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780521804707