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A history of Ayutthaya : Siam in the early modern world / Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit.

Author/Creator:
Baker, Christopher John, 1948- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand) -- History.
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand) -- Social conditions.
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand) -- Politics and government.
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thailand) -- Commerce.
Buddhism -- Thailand -- History.
Thailand -- History -- To 1782.
Thailand -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Thailand -- History, Military.
Buddhism.
Commerce.
Kings and rulers.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Thailand.
Thailand -- Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
Form/Genre:
History.
Military history.
Summary:
"Early European visitors placed Ayutthaya alongside China and India as the great powers of Asia. Yet in 1767 the city was destroyed and its history has been neglected. This book is the first study of Ayutthaya from its emergence in the thirteenth century until its fall. It offers a wide-ranging view of social, political, and cultural history with focus on commerce, kingship, Buddhism, and war. By drawing on a wide range of sources including chronicles, accounts by Europeans, Chinese, Persians, and Japanese, law, literature, art, landscape, and language, the book presents early Siam as a 'commercial' society, not the peasant society usually assumed. Baker and Phongpaichit attribute the fall of the city not to internal conflict or dynastic decline but failure to manage the social and political consequences of prosperity. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and the early modern world"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Before Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya rising
An age of warfare
Peace and commerce
An urban and commercial society
Ayutthaya falling
To Bangkok.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Pasuk Phongpaichit, author.
ISBN:
9781107190764
1107190762
9781316641132
1316641139
OCLC:
982465260