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Historical Atlas of Southeast Asia is a definitive historical
chronology of the region of South Asia from prehistoric times
through the present. It was edited and largely authored by Joseph
E. Schwartzberg, professor emeritus of South Asian Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Although much of the coverage in the atlas
is principally focused on India and Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh
are included and to some extent Myanmar (Burma). It is highly
regarded by scholars of South Asian history for its vast amount of
detail and coverage of the region's lengthy and complex history.
The atlas is divided into two main sections: Maps and photographs
and historical text which corresponds to and explains the maps. The
initial assembly of the Atlas began in 1964 with many authors,
historians, cartographers and researchers contributing over a
fourteen year period. Although many consider the atlas to be the
ultimate resource for students and scholars alike, the authors
stress that "it is intended to supplement existing histories of
South Asia...not to be used in place of them." The atlas was first
published in 1978 by the University of Chicago Press. About 3,300
total copies were produced and all of them sold, which caused the
atlas to become out of print. In 1992, Schwartzberg and a new team
of historians released a slightly updated second edition titled
Second Impression, with Additional Material and published by Oxford
University Press. This edition is now also out of print. ... More:
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