Debt-Slave and Land Mortgage Contracts in the 18th-19th Centuries Burma

 

36. Debt-Slave and Land Mortgage Contracts in the 18th-19th Centuries Burma:
Another Interpretation of Early Modern Southeast Asian Societies

SAITO, Teruko. February, 2019.

 

Description

In the traditional writing material called parabaik, people of all social strata wrote various records of their daily life during the Konbaung period. This study is an attempt to re-examine the characteristics of the early modern Burmese society, making full use of money-lending contracts and court decisions found in parabaiks.

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