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Siam and the West, 1500 to 1700 [Paperback]

Siam and the West, 1500 to 1700 [Paperback]

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In a lively and engaging style, Dirk Van der Cruysse traces the history of European-Siamese relations, from the arrival of the Portuguese around the beginning of the 16th century followed by the Dutch, British, and French. Explorers, merchants, missionaries, and ambassadors came and went across the oceans, leaving behind vivid accounts of lengthy voyages, lavish courts, and strange customs.

Van der Cruysse expertly weaves together material from journals, memoirs, and other archival documents to construct a compelling historical account. Originally published as Louis XIV et le Siam, this English version has been ably translated by Michael Smithies, author of numerous books and articles on the French involvement in Siam during the 17th century.

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Studio: University of Washington Press
Pages   565
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   University of Washington Press
ISBN  9747551578  
ISBN13  9789747551570  

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