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Pen and Sail Literature and History in Early Bangkok

by Nidhi Eoseewong

Pen and Sail Literature and History in Early Bangkok Synopsis

Pen and Sail combines intellectual history and economic history. Nidhi argues that the emergence of a market economy in the early Bangkok era (1782-1855) was the driving force behind a major change in mentality and worldview seen in poetry, early prose works, biographies of the Buddha, scripts for chanting the Jataka tales, language primers, manuals of behavior, and revisions of the royal chronicles.

Book Information

ISBN: 9789749575925
Publication date: 19th January 2006
Author: Nidhi Eoseewong
Publisher: Silkworm Books an imprint of Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 408 pages
Categories: Regional studies,

About Nidhi Eoseewong

Nidhi Eoseewong's outstanding career as a historian and leading public intellectual was recognized by award of the prestigious Fukuoka Asia Prize in 2000.

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