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The history of Thailand

Author: Patit Paban Mishra
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2010.
Series: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The people of Thailand call their country "Ratchaanachak Thai"--Kingdom of Thailand. During two periods of history, Thailand was called "Siam"--in 1855-1939 and 1946-1949. By any name, this nation has a truly unique culture, due largely to its status as the sole Southeast Asian nation that successfully resisted Western colonization." "This book is divided into 11 chapters that follow an introduction that explains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patit Paban Mishra
ISBN: 9780313340918 0313340919
OCLC Number: 548555562
Description: xx, 182 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Timeline of historical events --
Introduction to Thailand --
From prehistory to pre-Thai kingdoms --
Emergence of Thai states : Sukhothai and Lan Na --
The Kingdom of Ayudhya --
History of Thailand, 1605-1782 --
The Chakri Dynasty : Rama I to Rama IV --
King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) --
Democratic transition --
Wars and coups --
Contemporary history of Thailand --
Thailand today --
Notable people in the history of Thailand.
Series Title: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Responsibility: Patit Paban Mishra.

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The book provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a  Read more...

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