Pen and Sail: Literature and History in Early Bangkok

Pen and Sail: Literature and History in Early Bangkok

by Nidhi Eoseewong
     
 

Pen and Sail combines intellectual history and economic history. Nidhi argues that the emergence of a market economy in the early Bangkok era (1782–1855) was the driving force behind a major change in mentality and worldview seen in poetry, early prose works, biographies of the Buddha, scripts for chanting the Jataka tales, language primers, manuals of

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Overview

Pen and Sail combines intellectual history and economic history. Nidhi argues that the emergence of a market economy in the early Bangkok era (1782–1855) was the driving force behind a major change in mentality and worldview seen in poetry, early prose works, biographies of the Buddha, scripts for chanting the Jataka tales, language primers, manuals of behavior, and revisions of the royal chronicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789749575925
Publisher:
Silkworm Books
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nidhi Eoseewong's outstanding career as a historian and leading public intellectual was recognized by award of the prestigious Fukuoka Asia Prize in 2000.

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