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Author Lentz, Christian C., author

Title Contested Territory : Điện Biên Phu̓ and the making of northwest Vietnam / Christian C. Lentz
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 331 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Yale Agrarian studies series
Yale agrarian studies
Contents "Vast area, sparse people" -- Vietnam on the march -- Anxious economies -- Điện Biên Phủ and the logistics of territory -- Struggles at Điện Biên Phủ -- Revolutionary alternatives
Summary The definitive account of one of the most important battles of the twentieth century, and the Black River borderlands' transformation into Northwest Vietnam This new work of historical and political geography ventures beyond the conventional framing of the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, the 1954 conflict that toppled the French empire in Indochina. Tracking a longer period of anticolonial revolution and nation-state formation from 1945 to 1960, Christian Lentz argues that a Vietnamese elite constructed territory as a strategic form of rule. Engaging newly available archival sources, Lentz offers a novel conception of territory as a contingent outcome of spatial contests
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Decolonization -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Dien Bien Phu, Battle of, Điện Biên Phủ, Vietnam, 1954
Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Territorial questions
Jurisdiction, Territorial -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Political geography
Regionalism -- Vietnam
Territory, National -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Vietnam (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975
Vietnam, Northern -- History -- 20th century
Điện Biên Phủ (Vietnam) -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300245580 (electronic bk.)
9780300245585 (electronic bk.)