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1688 Revolution in Siam   (Reprints) by E. W. Hutchinson 

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The 1894 Directory for Bangkok and Siam (Reprints), Bangkok Times

 

 

 

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The 1932 Revolutionist  by Kamron Gunatilaka, The Crescent Moon Theather (Paperback) The publisher, Martin Rowe , August 11, 2000
A play that describes the bloodles coup of 1932 in Thailand
Pridi Banomyong held various ministerial positions in Thai governments from 1933 and 1947, including leading the Free Thai Movement in its resistance to the Japanese during World War II. Forced to flee in a coup d'etat in 1947, Banomyong attempted a counter coup two years later, was defeated, and banished from Thailand for life. For the next 26 years he lived in China and Paris, continuing to share his conceptions of democracy and peace. This play describes the events that took place in 1932

 

 

 

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Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

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Aerial Nationalism : A History of Aviation in Thailand (Smithsonian History of Aviation) (Smithsonian History of Aviation) by Edward M. Young (Hardcover - January 1995) A study of the development of aviation in Thailand, focusing on the pivotal years between 1911 and 1945. The study traces the nationalistic impulses that drove the Thai quest for air power, and examines the later development of the Thai air force and its activities in the Japanese advance in Burma and support to the Allies in WWII. Demonstrates how economic, technological, and political issues affected the country's choice of airplanes, and details the government's purchase of aviation equipment. Includes b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Ancient Capitals of Thailand by Elizabeth Moore 

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Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Ayer 

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Aspects of the Embassy to Siam 1685 : The Chevalier De Chaumont and the Abbe De Choisy (Treasures from the Past) by Alexandre Chaumont, et al (Paperback - March 1999)

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Beyond the Mask: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach of Selected Social Problems Related to the Evolution and Context of International Tourism in Thailand by Walter Meyer 

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A Brief History of Lan Na by Hans Penth 

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Capital Accumulation in Thailand 1855-1985 by Akira Suehiro 

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The Chiang Mai Chronicle by David K. Wyatt (Translator)

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China and the Communist Armed Struggle in Thailand by D.C.W. Tsui 

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Corruption and Democracy in Thailand by Pasuk Phongpaichit, Sungsidh Piriyarangsan (Paperback - June 1999)

Reviewer: Taylor Easum from Chiang Mai, Thailand
This treatment of the 'causes and cures' for corruption in Thailand is generally well-written and well researched. In my opinion, the most interesting chapter was the one on public perceptions and attitudes towards corruption in Thailand. In addition, the authors have a few interesting things to say by way of comparison, which helps avoid the common problem of analyzing Thai corruption as exclusively rooted in the specific culture of Thailand. This would be an excellent chapter for anyone interested in how corruption is percieved by those within the country, especially in comparison with outside observers and observations.

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Das Siamesische Lächeln by Hella Kothmann (Hrsg.) 

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Descriptions of Old Siam (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks)  (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks) by Michael Smithies This book is both a scholar's and an arm-chair traveler's delight as you travel through Thailand (and Burma) through the eyes of travelers from different times and places. I found the differing views of daily life very interesting. There is also much to read about in the areas of wats/bots (temples) and Asian art. It's not an easy read, though, and I found the print too small for prolonged sampling. comments by  Bjorn Andersson

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Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand by Walter Bello 

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Die Lehre Buddhas by Günter Langer 

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A Guide to Khmer Temples in Thailand & Laos by Michael Freemann  

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History of the Malay Kingdom of Patani : Sejarah Kerajaan Melayu Patani by Ibrahim Syukri (Paperback - May 1985)

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A History of the Kingdom of Siam up to 1770 by F.H.Turpin 

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Im Land des weißen Elefanten - Die Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Thailand by Andreas Stoffers 

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Khok Phanom Di by Charles Higham 

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The King of the White Elephant by Pridi Banomyong (Paperback)

Book Description
It is the story of the olden days of the East, when nations rose up in arms at the mere word of their King, for what cause they knew not, except that they had been ordered to. Nations that today, with the enlightenment bestowed on them by the Lord Buddha, have realized the follies of their forefathers, and, forgiving and forgetting, have, aggressed and aggressor, victor and vanquished alike, joined hands in brotherly love to work for the commonwealth of Mankind.

The publisher, Martin Rowe , August 11, 2000
Discusses the past difficulties that faced South East Asia
This work, a novel, was written during 1939 and 1940, a turbulent period in East and South East Asia and reflect Pridi Banomyong's attempts to attain the goals of neutrality and peace amid threats of imperialism and fascism. While Banomyong desired peace, the novel makes clear that he believed in a "just war"- although one that had as limited an effect on the people as possible.

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Lang Rongrien Rockshelter by Douglas D. Anderson 

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A Missionary in Siam (1860-1870) (Historical Reprints) by N. A. McDonald (Paperback - February 1999)

Summary
This missionary presents a down-to-earth account of life in Siam in the 1860s. This is important source material as there are very few descriptions of Siam by foreigners during that period. Most especially is this true for the coronation of King Chulalongkorn as only a handful of non-Siamese were permitted to witness this auspicious occasion. Throughout this is a book from which the reader can learn about Thailand's past, forgotten events, customs and habits, some of which have disappeared. 

Moated sites in early north east Thailand by Elizabeth H. Moore 

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The Politics of Reform in Thailand : Education in the Reign of King Chulalongkorn by David K. Wyatt 

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Powers that Be : Pridi Banomyong through the Rise and Fall of Thai Democracy   by Sulak Sivaraksa (Paperback - September 2000)

Book Description
Judging from their broad similarities, one is easily led to the impression that Pridi and Sulak were from the start the best of friends, fighting shoulder to shoulder and back to back against the encircling injustice. In the courageous and illuminating personal essay in this volume Sulak suggests otherwise. He recounts in vivid details his discord and ultimate unity with Pridi. Sulak's essay not only provides us with a valuable glimpse of Pridi's ideas and personality 

The publisher, Martin Rowe , August 11, 2000
Buddhism and the history of Thailand
This collection of essays concerns itself with the many facets of engaged Buddhism, from the very practical to the philosophical, that have expressed themselves throughout the history of Thailand in the life and work of Pridi Banomyong (1900-1983). Historian, religion scholar, and political analyst, Sulak Sivaraksa examines Banomyong's legacy and challenges contemporary Thais and people everywhere to consider their lives as worth more than the sum of material goods they own and instead discover.

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A Resounding Failure : Martin and the French in Siam, 1672-1693 (Treasures from the Past) by Michael Smithies (Paperback - June 1999)

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River Kwai Railway : The Story of the Burma-Siam Railway by Clifford Kinvig 

Siam Mapped : A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation by Thongchai Winichakul This work focuses on how this conflict between more local conceptions of space, often based on Buddhist cosmology, and more western concepts of politically bordered and defined states led to the crisis of 1893. Thongchai Winichakul's essential thesis concerns not a typical narrative of how Siam, and later Thailand, came to be, but how the perception of space changed in order to allow the creation of what he terms the 'geo-body' of the nation. This geo-body, whether as a map in schools or a logo for a political party, serves as one of the key ways in which nationalism is transmitted from generation to generation. In short, this work provides a new analysis of one of the many ways in which the Thai nation was created as an idea. As such, this book is valuable reading for those interested in Thai and/or Southeast Asian history, or in the discourses and transmission of nationalism in general. comments by  Bjorn Andersson

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The Secret Vietnam War : The United States Air Force in Thailand, 1961-1975 by Jeffrey D. Glasser (Hardcover - November 1995)

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Siam's Struggle for Survival  by Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns 

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The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude De Forbin : 1685-1688 (Treasures from the Past) by Forbin, Michael Smithies (Editor) (Paperback - June 1999)

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Siamese Sketches by Charles Buls 

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A Siamese Tragedy by Walter Bello 

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Siamesisches Tagebuch - Ein deutscher Arzt in Bangkok 1909-1912 by Friedrich Schaefer 

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Studies in Thai History by David K. Wyatt 

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Thai Music & Musicians in Contemporary Bangkok by Pamela Myers-Moro 

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Thai Temples and Temple Murals by Rita Ringis 

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Thailand : A Short History by David K. Wyatt (Paperback - February 1986) Boulder and London, Westview Press, 252 pp.

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Thailand - Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Religion by Jürgen Hohnholz 

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A Window on Thai History by B. J. Terwiel 

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