The Kings of Ayutthaya: A Creative Retelling of Siamese History by Robert SmithThe Kings of Ayutthaya: A Creative Retelling of Siamese History by Robert Smith

The Kings of Ayutthaya: A Creative Retelling of Siamese History

byRobert Smith

Paperback | October 10, 2017

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Part fact, part fiction, part myth, and part legend, this book brings to life the kingdom of Ayutthaya from its roots in the kingdom of Sukhothai to its eventual destruction by the Burmese in 1767. It is the turbulent story of both the kings and their kingdom, from its birth to its downfall.

Robert Smith retells this history by reimagining and dramatizing the exploits of Ayutthaya?s rulers, building his account around a framework of documentary evidence and hints in the historical record. Intrigues and deception wind through the tale as do ingenuity, honor, and the will to greatness that made Ayutthaya a major regional power for centuries. This account of the development of a nation?and the stories behind it?shows how the old kingdom of Ayutthaya was a crucial precursor to the foundation of modern-day Thailand.

Robert Smith is a writer of historical fiction. He lives in Phitsanulok, Thailand.
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Title:The Kings of Ayutthaya: A Creative Retelling of Siamese HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:6162151344

ISBN - 13:9786162151347

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