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Yuan Phai, the defeat of Lanna : a fifteenth-century Thai epic poem

Author: Christopher John Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit
Publisher: Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written after a battle fought in approximately 1475, this poem may be the oldest work of literature from Siam. It features the earliest and most detailed description of a Siamese army, the most elaborate eulogy of an early Thai monarch, and a fascinating discussion of the concept of loyalty. Scenes of personal treachery, heroism, combat, and looting after victory give an absorbing image of early Siam.
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Genre/Form: History
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher John Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit
ISBN: 9786162151255 6162151255
Language Note: In English, translated from Thai.
OCLC Number: 980302725
Notes: "In 2001 the Royal Institute (of Thailand) produced an edition of the poem with many reinterpretations devised by a nineteen-member committee. This translation is based on the Royal Institute edition..."--Page 9.
Description: v, 111 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Yūan phāi khlōng dan.
Yūan phāi khlōng dan
Defeat of Lanna
Responsibility: translated and edited by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit.

Abstract:

Written after a battle fought in approximately 1475, this poem may be the oldest work of literature from Siam. It features the earliest and most detailed description of a Siamese army, the most elaborate eulogy of an early Thai monarch, and a fascinating discussion of the concept of loyalty. Scenes of personal treachery, heroism, combat, and looting after victory give an absorbing image of early Siam.
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