Myth and History in the Historiography of Early Burma · Paradigms, Primary Sources, and Prejudices

By Michael A. Aung-Thwin

After careful re-reading and analysis of original Old Burmese and other primary sources, the author discovered that four out of the five events considered to be the most important in the history of early Burma, and believed to have been historically accurate, are actually late-nineteenth and twentieth-century inventions of colonial historians caught in their own intellectual and political world.

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Ingrid Jordt

Ingrid Jordt is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.…