Thai Art and Culture: Historic Manuscripts from Western Collections

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - Art - 138 pages
In this lavishly illustrated new study, Henry Ginsburg describes a wide range of Thai manuscripts and other documents in European and North American collections, discussing each in its religious and historical context. It contains an impressive compilation of maps, letters, photographs, and manuscripts that will make it a valuable reference tool for the Southeast Asia scholar, while its colorful illustrations will appeal to a wider audience interested in Thai culture.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements page
6
Historical Manuscripts and Documents
17
Life of the Buddha and the Ten Birth tales
54
Story of the Monk Phra Malai
92
12
117
Fortune Telling and other Treatises j 20
135
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Ginsburg is curator of Thai and Cambodian collections at the British Library.

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