Siam & the West, 1500-1700
Silkworm Books, 2002/05/15 - 591 ページ
Ambassadors from Versailles in wigs and lace mounted on elephants crossing rice fields... Siamese mandarins prostrate before the throne of Louis XIV... a Greek adventurer... a scheming French Jesuit— these are just a few of the colourful characters that playa role in the early history of relations between Siam and the West.
In a lively and engaging style, Professor Dirk Van der Cruysse traces the history of European-Siamese relations, from the arrival of the Portuguese around the beginning of the sixteenth century followed by the Dutch, the British, and the French. Explorers, merchants, missionaries, and ambassadors came and went across the oceans, sometimes producing vivid accounts of lengthy voyages, lavish courts, and strange customs. In these descriptions and anecdotes we observe the startling juxtaposition of fundamentally different worldviews arising from two distinct religious milieux.
Van der Cruysse expertly weaves together material from journals,memoirs, and other archival documents, quoting from them extensively to construct a compelling historical account of a fascinating relationship. Originally published as Louis XIV et le Siam (Fayard, 1991), this English version has been ably translated by Michael Smithies, author of numerous books and articles on the French involvement in Siam during the seventeenth century.
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TheSecond Siamese Embassy 16841685 A miniembassy From Ayutthayavia London to Paris
THE GREAT EMBASSIES CHAPTER SIXTEEN These Poor People
The Description of the Kingdom ofSiam Phra Naraiandthe Dutch The English EastIndia Company returns
The SiameseEmbassy To France January 1686
The La LoubèreCéberet Embassy March
THEEND OFTHEMIRAGE CHAPTER TWENTY The Revolution In Siam 1688
The French Mission InAyutthaya 16621670 The installationof the mission Jacques deBourges returns toEurope The second teamfromMEP arrives in...
Phra Narai andthe Christian
The deathofMgr Lambert THE GREEK INTERLUDE
The Drama of the First Siamese Embassy 16801681
Between Two Embassies 16821684
The bonfireof the vanities And Fr Tachard? The end of KosaPan
CHRONOLOGY KINGS OF AYUTTHAYA
THE SIAMESE INTERLUDE