The Kingdoms of Laos: Six Hundred Years of History

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Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 240 pages
Describes the changes in society over 600 years as Lan Xang was gradually dismembered and became a French colony. Most importantly, it shows the essence of the Lao and why, despite all that has happened, they possess their own social and cultural values that mark them as distinctive.
 

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Contents

The Land of a Million Elephants Frontispiece 1 Hindu figures from Wat Phu
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The Grand Stairway leading up to Wat Phu
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The Phou Gneu Gna Gneu the Magical Great Ancestors Lao New Year 1956 Luang Prabang
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The Paradise of Riches 13001373
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Buddha Rupas within the entrance
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Entrance to the Caves
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The Prabang at the Royal Palace Luang Prabang
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13731520
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Carved Doorway from a Wat in Luang Prabang
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1791 to 1829
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Wat Prakeo Vientiane
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18291894
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Auguste Pavie with members of his Mission at Muong Nan 1894
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King Oun Kham in the Audience Hall Luang Prabang
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An Overview of Champasak History
161
Vihara at Wat Phu
172

King Visouns Wat Visoun Maha Viharn
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15201550
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The Great Buddha in Wat Mai Luang Prabang
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Morning market in Luang Prabang
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Mural scenes from the Life of the Buddha
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16371698
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The That Luang Vientiane
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16981791
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Lintel at Wat Phu
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An Overview of Xieng Khouang History
184
18951905
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King Sisavang Vong as a young man
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Princess Khamfanh and Princess Sammathi Luang Prabang c 1900
216
The Kings of Lan Xang Variant Dates with Sources
217
Bibliography
225
Index
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