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1688 Revolution in Siam

  ISBN : 9789747534818
  WL Order Code :  I2638
  Price :  US$17.00
  Bangkok 2002, repr. from 1968
  194 pp., 51 pp. illus., 135 x 210 mm pbk. Weight  0.370 kg
  Hutchinson, E. W.; 1688 Revolution in Siam
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This book describes the 1688 revolution which ended the first European attempts to penetrate the kingdom. King Narai of Siam, a sick man even before the outbreak, died two months later a prisoner in this own palace at Lopburi—displaced but nominally “King”. The revolution was followed by the reversal of an unpopular foreign policy—dependence upon France, and at the same time, a severe rebuff was administered to King Louis XIV’s advisers who aspired to subvert the national religion in Siam by attempting to convert the King to Roman Catholicism.

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