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Thailand: Buddhist Kingdom as Modern Nation State


Thailand is exceptional among modern states in Asia in that it has built and retained a national culture around a traditional monarchical institution. Moreover, this culture has also been based on a dominant religious tradition, that of Theravada Buddhism. The process of creating the modern nation-state of Thailand out of the traditional Buddhist kingdom of Siam began in the nineteenth century when the rulers of Siam, confronted with increasing pressure from the colonial powers of Britain and France, were able to preserve ...

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Thailand: Buddhist Kingdom As Modern Nation State
2019, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780367289966


Thailand: Buddhist Kingdom as Modern Nation State
1987, Routledge, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9780865311381


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