The History of Thailand
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - 182 ページ
The book provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.
Thailand is a fascinating country with a very rich culture and history. Today, it is home to over 60 million people, and is a newly industrialized nation with an emerging world economy. Thailand is the world's leading exporter of rice, with roughly half of its arable land dedicated to rice fields. As home to one of the earliest iron and bronze cultures, Thailand can be regarded as a "cradle of civilization."
This book is divided into 11 chapters that follow an introduction that explains the text's scope, organization and methodology. A chronology of historical events, biographical entries on key figures, a bibliography, a glossary of terms, and selected maps provide an enlightening, complete view of Thailand's culture and world significance.
* Chronology of Thailand's history ranging from early times to the modern period
* Includes two high quality maps of Thailand
* A select bibliography provides suggestions for further reading
* A glossary clarifies unfamiliar Thai terms
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1 Introduction to Thailand
2 From Prehistory to PreThai Kingdoms
Sukhothai and Lan Na
4 The Kingdom of Ayudhya
5 History of Thailand 16051782
Rama I to Rama IV
7 King Chulalongkorn Rama V
8 Democratic Transition
9 Wars and Coups