The lecture of Prof. Dr. Mann will be held in German. Der Teil der Vorlesung von Prof. Dr. Mann findet auf Deutsch statt.
This lecture series, co-taught by two senior experts on South and Southeast Asia respectively, is the point of departure for the MA programme as a whole. It addresses the theory of a larger region, its specific characteristics, boundaries, internal dynamics and interrelations with other world regions set within a long-term historical perspective. It will be shown that South and Southeast Asia are no separate areas but have a hitherto largely ignored common history of transfer and exchange. The modern compartmentalisation of the broader region in the form of colonies and nation-states does not preclude intra-regional systematic comparison, from which new knowledge can be gained.
Barbara D. and Thomas R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002; Michael Mann, Geschichte Südasiens 1500 bis heute. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2010
Keine Prüfung/No examination.