Lotus Land: Being an Account of the Country and the People of Southern Siam (Classic Reprint)

Lotus Land: Being an Account of the Country and the People of Southern Siam (Classic Reprint)

by P. A. Thompson
     
 

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No tales of adventure will be found in the following pages, nor have I anything to say concerning the rulers of Siam, but 1 have tried to give a faithful account of the peasantry, amongst whom I lived for three years.

Those who are acquainted with the literature of Siam

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Excerpt from Lotus Land: Being an Account of the Country and the People of Southern Siam

No tales of adventure will be found in the following pages, nor have I anything to say concerning the rulers of Siam, but 1 have tried to give a faithful account of the peasantry, amongst whom I lived for three years.

Those who are acquainted with the literature of Siam will find much here that has been said before, yet to the great majority of English readers Siam is still an almost unknown land, and to have left out all these portions would have been to present a very incomplete picture. I trust that the book contains sufficient that is new to justify the retelling of that which is old.

The greater part of the introduction consists of a historical sketch of Siam. In the present state of our knowledge much remains pure conjecture, and those who refer to the works of my authorities will find that they are full of conflicting statements. It is with the hope that more of the Europeans now resident in Siam may become interested in this field of research, and help to clear up the many points now in doubt, that I have given this summary in an easily accessible form.

The frontispiece is from a sketch by Nai Chan, a Siamese artist. The photograph of elephants in the paniet, facing p. 228, was taken by a Bangkok photographer. All the remaining illustrations arc from my own photographs and sketches.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331981503
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/26/2015
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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