Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Medieval and Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (900 - 1824AD)

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Myanmar's Neighbours Past and Present

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Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Today in History

22 October 1885

The ultimatum that led to war
The ultimatum that led to war
On 22 October 1885 Lord Dufferin the Viceroy of India issued an ultimatum calling on the government of King Thibaw to place its foreign relations under the permanent control of the British Indian Empire. Resolution of a dispute with the Bombay-Burmah Trading Company was was the formal aim of the ultimatum but the real intent was to permanently end Burmese sovereignty. The British were increasingly worried about prospect of closer Franco-Burmese relations and attracted to the idea of Burma as...

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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