Volume 1-3 include extensive grammar, dialogue, and conversations, as well as tone distinction, manipulation, and identification.
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The ancient but not completely forgotten language of Ahom (part of a culture that once dominated the Brahmaputra Valley in India) has been marked by a lack of competent critical and scholarly study. The present authors aim to correct this: in their work they include a useful introduction to the state of Ahom studies and about linguistic problems and possibilities. The three primary texts studied are presented in their Ahom characters, in transliteration, and in translation into Thai and English, and are the subjects of both literary and historical interpretation.
This pioneering work allows glimpses into a little-studied topic. Extremely well researched and well documented, this study explores Chinese junk trade with Siam over two centuries. Trade between the two nations was carried out with great success since the Chinese viewed (and justified) it as an extension of domestic trade. Thus, this topic is not only fascinating as a subject within itself but is significant in considering China's economic development, the implementation of commercial policies by the two nations, and ideas of trade in the east and southeast of Asia. 1993. 216 pages.
Using as a basis Jit Poumisak's The Real Face of Thai Feudalism Today (1957), Reynolds both writes Thai history and critiques the historiography relevant to that history. He is markedly concerned with epistemology and historiography (who writes history and what form it should take, questions of revision and rewriting).
A study of rapid capitalist development in Thailand and the rivalries generated not only between the older bureaucracy and the newer, rising entrepreneurial elite, but also between urban and rural entrepreneurs. Girling analyzes the significance of these developments for the political future of Thailand.
An investigation engaged with the local history of Southern Thailand, this book displays an impressive knowledge of the region's language and culture. Its methodology will also interest historians of other parts of Southeast Asia. This monograph examines--through manuscripts preserved from the seventeenth century to the present--the historical sensibilities and mindset of rural southern Thailand. Its focus upon the particular necessarily comments upon the general study of history.
A new translation of the 1894 chronicle of this important kingdom, which sat astride the major trade routes linking northern Laos to the central Siam plains. Now a town in modern Thailand, Nan was once a powerful ancient principality that began to lose power and control in the late nineteenth century.