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Thailand: A Short History / Edition 2
     

Thailand: A Short History / Edition 2

by David K. Wyatt
 

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ISBN-10: 0300084757

ISBN-13: 9780300084757

Pub. Date: 12/10/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This highly acclaimed book, the standard history of Thailand for almost twenty years, has now been completely revised by the author. David K. Wyatt has also added new sections examining the social and economic changes that have transformed the country in the past two decades.

Praise for the previous edition:

“Wyatt knows his subject well

Overview

This highly acclaimed book, the standard history of Thailand for almost twenty years, has now been completely revised by the author. David K. Wyatt has also added new sections examining the social and economic changes that have transformed the country in the past two decades.

Praise for the previous edition:

“Wyatt knows his subject well enough and has enough enthusiasm for it to make his book . . . entertaining as well as eminently educational.”—David McElveen, Asiaweek

“A very readable account. . . .We come away from reading it with a clearer understanding of where Thailand stands in relation to its neighbors, who the Thai people are, how the Thai government evolved into its present form.”—James Stent, Asian Wall Street Journal

“Concise, thorough, and readable.”—John Gabree, New York Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084757
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/10/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
957,827
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
ix(2)
Tables
xi(2)
Preface xiii(4)
Editorial Note xvii
1 The Beginnings of Tai History
1(19)
The Tai Village and Muang
7(5)
Nan-chao
12(3)
Mainland Southeast Asia in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
15(5)
2 The Tai and the Classical Empires, A.D. 1000-1200
20(18)
Dvaravati
21(3)
Angkor and the Tai
24(6)
The Tai of the Yonok Country
30(2)
The Rise of Pagan
32(1)
The Shans
33(2)
Nan-chao and the Sipsong Pan Na
35(1)
The Tai World in 1200
36(2)
3 A Tai Century, 1200-1351
38(23)
The Ahom, the Shans, and the Mongols
41(3)
The Kingdom of Lan Na
44(6)
The Siamese, Sukhothai, and the South
50(11)
4 Ayudhya and Its Neighbors, 1351-1569
61(38)
The Rise of Ayudhya
63(11)
The Renewal of Lan Na
74(8)
The Rise of Lan Sang-Luang Prabang
82(4)
Universal Monarchs, Universal Warfare
86(13)
5 The Empire of Ayudhya, 1569-1767
99(40)
Ayudhya, the Burmese, and the West
100(18)
Lan Na and Lan Sang in a Time of Tumult
118(6)
Ayudhya: Sources of Strength and Instability
124(8)
The Burmese and the Tai World
132(7)
6 The Early Bangkok Empire, 1767-1851
139(42)
The Abortive Reconstruction of King Taksin
139(6)
Rama I's New Siam
145(16)
Interlude: Rama II, 1809-1824
161(5)
Rama III: Conservative or Reactionary?
166(15)
7 Mongkut and Chulalongkorn, 1851-1910
181(42)
King Mongkut's Cautious Reforms
182(8)
A New King versus the "Ancients"
190(9)
Internal Power and External Challenge
199(9)
From Reforms to Modernization
208(4)
Siam in 1910
212(11)
8 The Rise of Elite Nationalism, 1910-1932
223(20)
King Vajiravudh and the Thai Nation
224(10)
The Last Absolute Monarch
234(9)
9 The Military Ascendant, 1932-1957
243(34)
The Early Constitutional Period
245(7)
Phibun's Nationalism and the War, 1938-1944
252(8)
Between Hot and Cold Wars
260(6)
Phibun's Second Government, 1948-1957
266(11)
10 Development and Revolution, 1957-1982
277(32)
Sarit as Paradox
278(7)
In the Shadow of Vietnam, 1963-1973
285(5)
The Social and Political Costs of Development
290(7)
Revolution and Reaction, 1973-1976
297(6)
Hesitation and Uncertainty, 1976 and After
303(6)
Appendixes 309(6)
Kings of Sukhothai 309(1)
Kings of Lan Na 310(2)
Kings of Ayudhya, Thonburi, and Bangkok 312(2)
Prime Ministers of Thailand, 1932-1982 314(1)
Notes 315(6)
Suggestions for Further Reading 321(12)
Index 333

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