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Siam on the Meinam From the Gulf to Ayuthia
   


ISBN :   9789744801593
WL Order Code :    E22639
Price :    US$18.00
Print :   Bangkok 2010, repr. from 1897;
Size :   292 pp., 52 pp. illus., 1 folded map, 150 x 210 mm pbk. Weight  0.430 kg
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  Sommerville, Maxwell
Siam on the Meinam From the Gulf to Ayuthia

:Together with Three Romances Illustrative of Siamese life and Customs
     
   
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This reprint comes in two parts. The first part covers all aspects of life in Bangkok in 1897. The author describes his trip from Singapore to Bangkok; the hotel, the city, the bazaars, Wat Poh, evening on the Meinam, the library, the museum, Wat Cheng, prison and shop (with interesting remarks on who was kept in prison on what reasons), theaters and gambling houses, up the river and Ayuthia The second part contains three romances illustrative of Siamese life and customs. The author obviously had access to stories from the North as they deal with relationship with Karen and production of Burmese style Buddha images. It is remarkable that at that time someone recorded stories and life from up-country, a time when history was normally only court history, but not the history of the common people away from the center of power. The book is richly illustrated, with additional period postcards.
 

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