The Stricken Peacock

Anglo-Burmese Relations 1752–1948

  • Maung Htin Aung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maung Htin Aung
    Pages 1-11
  3. Maung Htin Aung
    Pages 12-27
  4. Maung Htin Aung
    Pages 52-67
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 126-135

About this book


I t was the unanimous verdict of British and American historians that the Kings of Burma were arrogant barbarians, absolutely without any knowledge of diplomacy and diplomatie practice, whose foolish actions forced the British to annex the countr)'. Although the una­ nimity was broken in 1962 by Miss Dorothy Woodman in her brilliant work The Making 01 Burma, it still remains the majority verdict, and has even been re-affirmed. Mr. E. C. V. Foucar, who expressed his verdict in 1944 in They Reigned in Mandalay, confirmed it in 1963 in Mandalay the Golden. Professor John F. Cady, who fuHy agreed with the verdict in 1960 in A History 01 Modern Burma, has modified his opinion only with regard to the Second Anglo-Burmese War, in his recendy published work South-East Asia: fts Historical Development. The verdict is an ex parte one, because no consideration was given to the Burmese point ofview or to the Burmese sources ofhistory. More­ over, it was arrived at on false and fraudulent evidence. The British fought three wars against the Burmese during the period 1824-1886. For the First war, both the British and the Burmese must share the blame, and exeept for the great disparity in arms, it was a But after gaining two out of the three Burmese maritime fair fight.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Maung Htin Aung
    • 1
  1. 1.Uris HallColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0420-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1045-5
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