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A Diplomat in Siam (Itineraria Asiatica: Thailand)

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Ernest Satow, British Minister-Resident, Bangkok, spent three months in 1885-86 travelling to and from Chiangmai, northern Thailand. Although his official purpose was to iron out legal disputes over rights of access to the teak timber trade, between Siam and British Indian and Burmese subjects in the Chiangmai region, very little mention is made of this.

Nevertheless, his observations of the country he travelled through, the fishing and farming activities, the forests and the ruined temples of the old capital of Sukhothai, make this book a worthy contribution to our knowledge of late-19th century Siam that previously had been visited and written about by few other Europeans. The book is also studded with his thumb-nail sketches of objects and places that he found of interest. However, his loss of faith in the Siamese judicial system, plus his contraction of malaria on the journey did nothing to improve his disposition towards the Siamese people or their customs, and his comments on both are quite noncomplementary at times.

Additional Information

Author

Ernest Mason Satow

Binding

Paperback

Creator

Nigel Brailey, Editor

EAN

9789748304731

EANList

9789748304731

Edition

1st

ISBN

9748304736

ItemDimensions

746, hundredths-inches, 696, hundredths-inches, 68, hundredths-pounds, 58, hundredths-inches

Label

Orchid Press

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Orchid Press

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

208

PackageDimensions

63, hundredths-inches, 764, hundredths-inches, 66, hundredths-pounds, 528, hundredths-inches

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

2006-07-19

Publisher

Orchid Press

Studio

Orchid Press

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