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Natural & Political History of the Kingdom.
   


ISBN :   9789748496610
WL Order Code :    E21359
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  Gervaise, Nicolas

Natural & Political History of the Kingdom.
:(First English translation from 1688)
     
   
      

This new edition, with a preface by John Villiers, of the most exhaustive seventeenth century description of Thailand is illustrated with rare prints and maps. It is the result of the establishment of diplomatic relations during the reign of King Narai and is a much more detailed work than any of the score of French accounts of Siam produced by the members of the embassies of the 1680s to that country. Gervaise’s work has been used by Simon de La Loubère to prepare his own account.


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