Historical Dictionary Of Thailand by Gerald W. FryHistorical Dictionary Of Thailand by Gerald W. Fry

Historical Dictionary Of Thailand

byGerald W. Fry, Gayla S. Nieminen, Harold E. Smith

Hardcover | August 8, 2013

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Throughout its history, Thailand has shown remarkable resiliency, adaptability, and creativity in responding to serious threats and crises, and this since much earlier times when it was known as Siam. This book, while focusing on the modern period, does reach back to ancient kingdoms but also shows the impressive rise to a modern democracy, although still endowed with a king, and even more impressively, an economic "tiger." Moreover, it has become a prime tourist destination and is thus known to vast numbers of foreigners as a sort of "instant Asia."The Historical Dictionary of Thailand, now in its third edition, covers this amazing story in various ways. First, the chronology traces the most significant events from year to year. The introduction then provides a good overview of the land and people, the history and traditions, and where it now seems to be heading. The dictionary, which by now has hundreds of detailed and cross-referenced entries, looks more closely at important persons, places, institutions and events as well as more generally its politics, economy, society, culture and religion. So this is an excellent reference work not only for scholars but many others who have visited the country and were fascinated by it.
Gerald W. Fry is distinguished international professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development, of the University of Minnesota. Prior to this, he was at the University of Oregon for 19 years, where he was professor of political science and international studies...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of ThailandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:710 pages, 9.14 × 6.44 × 2.15 inPublished:August 8, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081087802X

ISBN - 13:9780810878020

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This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Thailand makes an excellent addition to any reference collection or international collection in an academic library (community college or university) and public library. Both expert and novice researchers, from high school to college level, will find that this work a source of thorough resources and references to help in the understanding and appreciation of Thailand for years to come. Because of its unique focus on Thailand, this reference serves as the sole dictionary on the market that explains the country's political and economic history in such vivid detail from its days as the Siam to the modern kingdom of Thailand.