Arakan and Bengal : the rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) from the fifteenth to the seventeeth century AD

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Arakan and Bengal : the rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) from the fifteenth to the seventeeth century AD

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Arakan and Bengal : the rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) from the fifteenth to the seventeeth century AD
Author: Galen, Stephan Egbert Arie van
Publisher: Research school CNWS, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-03-13
Keywords: Arakan
Bay of Bengal
Bengal
Burma
History
Mrauk U
Mughal
Rakhine
State formation
VOC
Abstract: The Arakanese kingdom (Rakhine state in modern Myanmar) grew from the fifteenth century AD from a small agrarian state with its nucleus in the hart of the Kaladan valley to a significant local power by the early seventeenth century. Arakan asserted its influence across the northern shores of the Bay of Bengal. In the first decades of the seventeenth century the Arakanese kings of Mrauk U received tribute from local rulers between Dhaka and Pegu, cities more than a thousand miles apart. The Mughal rulers of Bengal were even forced to build a string of forts to defend the areas around Dhaka and Hugli against Arakanese incursions. From the middle of the seventeenth century the Arakanese state was gripped by a seemingly sudden decline that would culminate in civil war at the end of the seventeenth century and the loss of control over south-eastern Bengal, followed by the conquest of Arakan by the Burmese in the eighteenth century. The rapid rise and decline of the Arakanese state between the early fifteenth and the end of the seventeenth century is the subject of this dissertation.
Description: Promotor: D.H.A. Kolff, Co-promotor: J.J.L. Gommans
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Galen, S.E.A.van, 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12637
 

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