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Elephants of Thailand in myth, art, and reality

Author: Rita Ringis
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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This book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. Early Thai writings, both sacred and secular, European traveller's tales of centuries ago, and more recent diplomatic correspondence with the West concerning the role of the elephant in Thai life are touched upon, providing an interesting historical perspective. Also explained is the religious, artistic, and literary background
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Ringis, Rita, 1942-
Elephants of Thailand in myth, art, and reality.
Kuala Lumpur ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)891844486
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Ringis
ISBN: 9676530689 9789676530684
OCLC Number: 33131993
Notes: Map of Thailand on endpapers.
Description: xvii, 189 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Elephants in Thailand --
3. The Thai Elephant from Trunk to Tail --
4. Elephants in Thai History --
5. The White Elephant --
6. Elephants in Thai Art and Mythology --
7. Hunting, Training, and Working.
Responsibility: Rita Ringis.
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This book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. Early Thai writings, both sacred and secular, European traveller's tales of centuries ago, and more recent diplomatic correspondence with the West concerning the role of the elephant in Thai life are touched upon, providing an interesting historical perspective. Also explained is the religious, artistic, and literary background underpinning Thai attitudes to elephants, both real and mythical.

The real and everyday elephants of the Thailand of today are also described, whether as the rarely glimpsed wild herds in protected areas and national parks, as 'students' in the unique elephant training school, as adult workers in the forests, or as participants in the great annual Surin Elephant Round-up which provides a spectacular microcosm of the role of the elephant in Thai life.

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