Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (1510-1824AD)

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World War Two (1942-1945)

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Late Konbaung Myanmar and the English Wars (1824-1885AD)

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10 April 1815

The impact of Tambora explosion
The impact of Tambora explosion
The Tambora eruption of 1815 was the greatest in recorded history. An estimated 100,000 people died near the eruption itself (in present-day Indonesia). The global effect was catastrophic as a giant ash cloud enveloped much of the earth. Darkness lasted for months, summer turned to winter, icy blizzards struck North America and Europe in June and July, crops failed, and disease and famine spread across many parts of the world over 1815-7. The first cholera epidemic began in India at...

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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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