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A Concise Account of the Kingdom of Pegu by William Hunter, edited by Michael W. Charney

Hunter, William and Charney, Michael W. (2005) 'A Concise Account of the Kingdom of Pegu by William Hunter, edited by Michael W. Charney.' SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research 3(1), pp. 169-193.

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Abstract

This account, written by the surgeon, William Hunter, relates his experiences in Pegu in 1782-1783. The observations were made on a voyage that had been ordered by the British East India Company. The account was originally printed at Calcutta in 1785 by John Hay under the title of A Concise Account of the Kingdom of Pegu; Its Climate, Produce, Trade, and Government; The Manners and Customs of its Inhabitants. Interspersed with remarks Moral and Political. The additional appendices, one on “An Enquiry into the cause of the variety observable in the fleeces of sheep, in different climates,” and “A Description of the Caves at Elephanta, Ambola, and Canara” are unrelated to Burma and are thus not included in the text.

Item Type: Other
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Michael Charney
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 11:18
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/10290

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