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The Resource A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit

A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit

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A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world
Title
A history of Ayutthaya
Title remainder
Siam in the early modern world
Statement of responsibility
Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
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Language
eng
Summary
Early European visitors placed Ayutthaya alongside China and India as the great powers of Asia. Yet in 1767 the city was destroyed and its history has been neglected. This book is the first study of Ayutthaya from its emergence in the thirteenth century until its fall. It offers a wide-ranging view of social, political, and cultural history with focus on commerce, kingship, Buddhism, and war. By drawing on a wide range of sources including chronicles, accounts by Europeans, Chinese, Persians, and Japanese, law, literature, art, landscape, and language, the book presents early Siam as a 'commercial' society, not the peasant society usually assumed. Baker and Phongpaichit attribute the fall of the city not to internal conflict or dynastic decline but failure to manage the social and political consequences of prosperity. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and the early modern world
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1948-
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Baker, Christopher John
Dewey number
959.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Pasuk Phongpaichit,
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  • Buddhism
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand)
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand)
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand)
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand)
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
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A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Contents
Preface: Ayutthaya in history -- 1. Before Ayutthaya -- 2. Ayutthaya rising -- 3. An age of warfare -- 4. Peace and commerce -- 5. An urban and commercial society -- 6. Ayutthaya falling -- 7. To Bangkok -- Appendix: Lists of kings -- Glossary -- Notes on some major sources
Control code
CR9781108120197
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108120197
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108120197
Label
A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world, Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Contents
Preface: Ayutthaya in history -- 1. Before Ayutthaya -- 2. Ayutthaya rising -- 3. An age of warfare -- 4. Peace and commerce -- 5. An urban and commercial society -- 6. Ayutthaya falling -- 7. To Bangkok -- Appendix: Lists of kings -- Glossary -- Notes on some major sources
Control code
CR9781108120197
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108120197
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108120197

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