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The Resource A brief history of Thailand : monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia, Richard A. Ruth

A brief history of Thailand : monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia, Richard A. Ruth

Label
A brief history of Thailand : monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia
Title
A brief history of Thailand
Title remainder
monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Ruth
Title variation
Thailand
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers an engaging journey through Thai history -- from the kings of Siam and the Vietnam War to the invention of Pad Thai and the modern tourist invasion. Thailand's dramatic history includes its emergence as a prosperous Buddhist state, its transformation from a kingdom to a constitutional monarchy and its rise to prominence in Southeast Asian affairs. [...] With this book, historian Richard A. Ruth has skillfully crafted an accessible history that explains how Thailand became the only country in Southeast Asia to resist European domination, how Thai Buddhism has wrought profound political and social changes, how Thai cuisine has conquered the world -- and more recently, how the consequences of globalization and military rule continue to reshape Thai society" -- Back cover
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruth, Richard A.
Dewey number
959.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS571
LC item number
.R88 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of Thailand : monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia, Richard A. Ruth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cultural foundations of modern Thailand -- Of coups and kings: the making of modern Thailand -- King Mongkut: the threat of western imperialism -- King Chulalongkorn: civilization and the modernization of Siam -- King Vajiravudh: a new Thai national identity -- King Prajadhipok and the overthrow of the absolute monarchy -- Diminishing democracy in postabsolutist Siam -- The difficult time of Phiburn Songkhram -- Thailand in World War II -- Taking sides in the Cold War -- Sarit Thanarat's regime -- Thailand in the Vietnam War: on the frontlines -- Student demonstrations and a right-wing backlash -- Military rule and the growth of a rural insurgency -- Populists and royalists in conflict -- Red shirts and yellow shirts: defining Thai-ness? -- A sruggle for Thailand's political future
Control code
on1268134897
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804851213
Lccn
2021944142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A brief history of Thailand : monarchy, war and resilience : the fascinating story of the gilded kingdom at the heart of Asia, Richard A. Ruth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cultural foundations of modern Thailand -- Of coups and kings: the making of modern Thailand -- King Mongkut: the threat of western imperialism -- King Chulalongkorn: civilization and the modernization of Siam -- King Vajiravudh: a new Thai national identity -- King Prajadhipok and the overthrow of the absolute monarchy -- Diminishing democracy in postabsolutist Siam -- The difficult time of Phiburn Songkhram -- Thailand in World War II -- Taking sides in the Cold War -- Sarit Thanarat's regime -- Thailand in the Vietnam War: on the frontlines -- Student demonstrations and a right-wing backlash -- Military rule and the growth of a rural insurgency -- Populists and royalists in conflict -- Red shirts and yellow shirts: defining Thai-ness? -- A sruggle for Thailand's political future
Control code
on1268134897
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804851213
Lccn
2021944142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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