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Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680: Volume One: The Lands below the Winds

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In The Lands Below the Winds--the first volume of a two-volume set chronicling the rise of Southeast Asian culture during the years from 1450 to 1680--Anthony Reid vividly explored everyday life in the different societies of the region, from diet, housing, commerce, and law to sexual and family relations, patterns of warfare, and popular entertainment. In doing so he enabl ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 10th 1990 by Yale University Press
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Ardani Subagio
Pembahasan yang lengkap dan menyeluruh tentang cara hidup orang2 Asia Tenggara dari abad 15 sampai 17. Membahas banyak segi mulai dari pakaian, rumah, perang, hingga kehidupan seksual para penduduknya. Ini benar-benar bacaan yang menarik dan penuh informasi bagi mereka yang suka mempelajari tentang sejarah, terlebih lagi buku ini disajikan dengan gaya tulisan yang simple dan mudah dipahami. Jarang sekali kening berkerut sewaktu membacanya.

Hanya saja, buku ini ada banyak sekali typo-nya. Hampir d
Jun 16, 2009 Patrick rated it it was ok
An academic review of Southeast Asian culture at the dawn of European exploration. The author devotes chapters to Physical Well-Being; Material Culture; Social Organization; and Festivals and Amusements. It's a relatively short, quick read with lots of interesting information. At times it's rather academic, with lists and figures, but just when I'd start to get bored, the section would end and the author would start discussing a new aspect of culture. Being an academic work, the author refers a ...more
This is an easy to read book that's clear on the facts of SE Asia during this time period. However, unless you're really interested in the topic or using this as a school textbook, then there doesn't seem to be a point in reading it.
Missy J
Anthony Reid did a wonderful job giving us an overview of what Southeast Asia was like in the age of commerce (15th-17th c). This era is an important time, in which Europeans and Chinese could still observe the indigenous Southeast Asian cultures at its purest form before imperialism, Christianity and to a lesser extent Islamization (which occurred earlier).
There are some very interesting facts, which makes us all wonder whether life back then was simpler or even better than now. However, then
Ariefmai Rakhman
Dec 07, 2012 Ariefmai Rakhman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Punya jilid 1, covernya bukan yang warna ini, tapi kuning, yang jilid 2 belum kebeli, kalah proritas sama novel (hadeh)....

Saya suka sejarah terutama yang ditulis gak berbelit-belit dan menarik. Ini salah satunya.

Anthony Reid memang layak jadi rujukan kalau bicara soal sejarah Indonesia atau yang leih luas Asia Tenggara.

Satu hal menarik dalam buku ini adalah mengenai cara dan tata cara perang Orang Nusantara di masa lalu yang lebih suka mengadakan perang tanding jagoan/utusan/pimpinan dibandingk
Imran Rasid
Nov 27, 2016 Imran Rasid rated it really liked it
Might uploaded the full review a bit later as i will attempt to critically review the book for my university assignment. It will be interesting to compare Reid's Age of Commerce thesis with Lieberman's Strange Parallels. The localisation versus the Global approach, it seems.
Laura Faludi
Feb 25, 2014 Laura Faludi rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read for anyone interested in Southeast Asia. Good general overview mainly focusing on the Malay World (Reid's field of study) and the Theravada countries with disappointingly few references to Vietnam.
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