Michael W. Charney is Professor of Asian and Military History at SOAS, the University of London. He is a military and imperial historian working on Southeast Asia in the premodern and modern periods and on precolonial and colonial West Africa.
Books by this author
Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia
Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context
• First book to identify and explain the diverse cultures of precolonial warfare across Southeast Asia.
• Aims to decipher war situations independently of modern interpretations/constructions given them by states, cultural gatekeepers, etc.