By P Boomgaard
Water, in its many guises, has constantly performed a strong function in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays signify a vast diversity of ways to the research of Southeast Asia with water because the important subject. because it was once uncovered to the ocean, the zone used to be extra available to open air political, financial and cultural affects than many landlocked parts. quick access via sea routes additionally motivated exchange. notwithstanding, an identical quick access made Southeast Asia liable to political keep watch over by way of robust outsiders. the ocean is, furthermore, a resource of nutrition, but in addition of many dangers. while, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated through "water from heaven" within the kind of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven strength crops, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a service of sewage and toxins. eventually, the quantity offers with the function of water in type platforms, ideals, myths, disorder, and therapeutic.
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As Fernand Braudel (1975:23) has observed, geography ‘helps us to rediscover the slow unfolding of structural realities, to see things in the perspective of the very long term, geography, like history, can answer many questions ... it helps us to discover the almost imperceptible movement of history, if only we are prepared to follow its lessons and accept its categories and divisions’. Drawing on the long French tradition of social geography, Braudel’s famous work on the Mediterranean traces the patterns of interaction between setting, structure and events.
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A world of water: rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories by P Boomgaard