Download Thailand Condensed: 2000 Years of History & Culture by Ellen London PDF

By Ellen London

The one Southeast Asian kingdom by no means to were colonized by means of a ecu strength, Thailand is a rustic wealthy with heritage. Thailand Condensed presents readers with an summary of key occasions within the nation?’s prior in addition to the cultural touchstones of its current. From elephants, tuks tuks, and silk to the realities of contemporary lifestyles, Thailand Condensed is loaded with nuggets of knowledge, all awarded in a single quantity for the reader?’s ease of reference.

Show description

Read Online or Download Thailand Condensed: 2000 Years of History & Culture PDF

Similar asia books

Asia: A Concise History

From one of many world's prime historians? a accomplished narrative of the 3,000 years that experience shaped Asia's humans, tradition, and international destiny
Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its sleek position at the worldwide geopolitical level, historian Arthur Cotterell bargains a compelling, energetic, and readable account of 1 of the main culturally assorted, and sometimes misunderstood, elements of the area. starting with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise background presents a desirable examine the worldwide convulsions? just like the upward thrust and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the arrival of Islam, and the fashionable differences caused via the lightning conquests of imperial Japan? that experience formed the continent. * Covers the nice occasions and figures of Asian heritage, in addition to a glance on the huge continues to be that endure witness to these instances: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the nice Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat* contains interesting slices of background, together with funeral preparations for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's magazine of his 1793 diplomatic undertaking to the Qing emperor Qian lengthy; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan* good points boxed inserts of exact curiosity? like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC* includes over a hundred illustrations, maps, and pictures* different books through Cotterell: The Minoan global, the 1st Emperor of China, The Encyclopedia of Mythology, and Chariot
Destined to develop into a reference staple for historical past buffs and scholars of Asian historical past, Asia: A Concise background deals readers a panoramic narrative and wealth of aspect that make the formative classes, key occasions, and personalities from this as soon as distant a part of the area come alive.

The State at War in South Asia

A lot study has been performed on Western battle and country development yet little or no at the army effectiveness of states, previously. utilizing South Asia as a case research, The country at struggle in South Asia examines how the nation, from prehistory to trendy occasions, has controlled to salary battle. The kingdom at warfare in South Asia is the 1st ebook to hide this kind of enormous interval of South Asian army history-more than 3 thousand years.

Paths and rivers: Sa'dan Toraja society in transformation

The Toraja inhabit the mountainous highlands of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and are popular for his or her dramatic structure, their strange cliff burials, and their flamboyant ceremonial lifestyles. Paths and Rivers bargains an strangely deep and huge photo of the Sa? ‚'dan Toraja as a society in dynamic transition over the process the previous century.

Extra info for Thailand Condensed: 2000 Years of History & Culture

Example text

The government changed hands several times between 1946 and 1948. In 1948 the military, led by Phibun, rose to power again. Phibun made Thailand a watchdog against the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. During the Korean War (1950–1953), Thailand’s troops were part of the United Nations forces that fought on the side of South Korea, and Thailand was also a charter member of the anti-communist Southeast Asia Treaty Organization in 1954. On the home front, Phibun kept a close watch on the growth of the communist regime in China.

1910–1925) In 1910, when Chulalongkorn died, his son and successor Vajiravudh was a 17-year-old student in Oxford, England. An avid supporter of the arts, Rama VI wrote a chapter of the Ramayana in Thai, studied traditional literature extensively and authored several scholarly ar ticles. He was also responsible for many progressive reforms. A strong proponent of education, he made primary education compulsory. He also elevated the 45 HISTORY Civil Service Institution (established in 1899 by Chulalongkorn to train civil servants for government work) and renamed it Chulalongkorn University, in memory of his father.

THE CALL OF THE WEST Rama IV, and to a lesser extent Rama III before him, did not view the West with the distrust and hatred that had existed during the time of Taksin. Mongkut was convinced that cooperation with the Europeans would preserve the freedom and independence of Siam. By the 1820s, European knowledge and technical skills were beginning to influence and inspire the Siamese elite. Western-style square-rigged sailing boats were gradually being substituted for the traditional Chinese ships in commerce.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 28 votes