Franklin

The rise and decline of Thai absolutism / Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead.

Author/Creator:
Mead, Kullada Kesboonchoo, 1943-, author.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York ; London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Series:
RoutledgeCurzon studies in the modern history of Asia ; 22.
RoutledgeCurzon studies in the modern history of Asia ; 22
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (239 p.)
Subjects:
Despotism -- Thailand -- History.
Thailand -- Politics and government -- 1782-1945.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book examines the development of Thailand from the integration of Siam into the European world economy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, up to the emergence of Thailand as a modern nation state in the twentieth century. It concentrates in particular on the reign of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910), during which period the state was modernized, the power of the great nobles was subordinated to the state, and a modern bureaucracy and education system were created.
Contents:
The Siamese state, society, and the world-economies before absolutism
The first stage of state-building
Creating a modern bureaucracy through education
Contradictions within the bureaucracy
The defence of absolutism
The 1912 revolt : the first great challenge to absolutism.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [210]-221) and index.
ISBN:
0-415-42194-2
0-415-65407-6
1-134-43229-1
1-280-17432-3
9786610174324
0-203-64430-1
OCLC:
505130493
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203644300 doi
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy