Historical Dictionary Of Thailand by Harold E. SmithHistorical Dictionary Of Thailand by Harold E. Smith

Historical Dictionary Of Thailand

byHarold E. Smith, Gayla S. Nieminen, May Kyi Win

Hardcover | October 4, 2005

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Thailand has experienced extremely rapid economic growth, and with that growth the increased social mobility and political democracy that comes with it. As the only Southeast Asian country to have avoided colonization, it still boasts a functioning monarchy, remains close to its religious roots, and clings to its cultural heritage. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Thailand first provides an overview of the country in the introduction, traces the long and complicated history in the chronology, and goes into much greater detail in the dictionary. Offering 64 new entries, as well as updates and revisions to older ones, the dictionary presents important persons, places, institutions, and more in an easily accessible resource. Significant recent events are discussed including the 1997-98 Thai economic crisis and its effects, reforms of the national government, and the growth in political roles of both businessman and other middle class members. In addition, the book updates basic information relative to population growth, urbanization, and industrialization of the economy. All this is topped off by nearly 20 Appendixes and a solid bibliography, making this an essential reference tool.
Harold E. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He authored the Historical Dictionary and Cultural Dictionary of Thailand and co-authored the Historical Dictionary of Thailand. Gayla S. Nieminen studied the Thai language in Bangkok and does research and technical writing for educational agencies at ...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of ThailandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.08 × 7.76 × 1.26 inPublished:October 4, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853965

ISBN - 13:9780810853966

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Acronyms Part 5 Maps Part 6 List of Provinces Part 7 Chronology Part 8 Introduction Part 9 THE DICTIONARY Part 10 Appendixes Chapter 11 A. Kings of Ayuthaya, Thonburi, and Siam/Thailand Chapter 12 B. Kings of Sukhothai Chapter 13 C. Kings of Lan Na and Chiang Mai Chapter 14 D. Population of Thailand by Province and Region Chapter 15 E. Population of Thailand, 1910-2000 Chapter 16 F. Population of Larger Cities, 2000 Census Chapter 17 G. Economically Active Population Chapter 18 H. Principal Agricultural Crops Chapter 19 I. Thailand's Economic Indicators Chapter 20 J. Gross Domestic Product by Industrial Origin Chapter 21 K. Parties and Seats in House of Representatives, Elections of 1992-2001 Chapter 22 L. Elections Since 1933 Chapter 23 M. A Chronology of Coups d'Etat in Modern Thailand Chapter 24 N. Prime Ministers, 1932-2005 Part 25 Bibliography Part 26 About the Authors

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This reference offers a wealth of information on Thailand from the 13th century to the present. Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries describe various aspects of Thailand's history, economy, religion, and culture, while others profile significant individuals, major cities, and political parties. This second edition (the first was in 1995) features 64 new entries and discusses more recent events such as the 1997-1998 economic crisis and its effects. Smith (emeritus, sociology, Northern Illinois U.) provides an overview of the country in the introduction and outlines its history in the chronology. An extensive bibliography completes the volume.