Journal of the Siam Society
Volume 96 2008


The early Byzantine lamp from Pong Tuk

Piracy, Smuggling, and Trade in the Rise of Patani, 1490 - 1600

Bishop Barthelemy Bruguiere, 1792 - 1845

Description of Siam in 1829
Translated and edited by Kennon Breazeale and Michael Smithies

The Inscriptions on the First World War Volunteers Memorial, Bangkok

The Mon of Lower Burma

Karen and Lahu: ethnic affiliation or Baptists' imagination?

From the archives

Thai cover bowls of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
(Sawaddi 3/2 Nov-Dec 1964, pp. 13-19, 26)

Siam in the 1680s: A brief account first published in 1692


Roderich Ptak, Die Maritime Seidenstrasse: Kiinstenriiume, Seefahrt und Handel in vorkolonialer Zeit.
Munich, C.H. Beck, 2007.
Reviewer Karl E. Weber.

Ian Harris, ed., Buddhism, Power and Political Order.
London and New York, Routledge, 2007.
Reviewer Pattana Kitiarsa.

Nicol Guerin and Dick van Oenen, Thai Ceramic Art - The Three Religions.
Singapore, Sun Tree Publishing, 2005.
Reviewer Dick Richards.

Bhawan Ruangsilp, Dutch East India Company Merchants at the Court of Ayutthaya: Dutch Perceptions of the Thai Kingdom, c.1604-1765.
LeidenIBoston, Brill, 2007.
Reviewer Han ten Brummelhuis.

Gijsbert Heeck, ed. Barend Jan Terwiel, A Traveler in Siam in the Year 1655.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008.
Reviewer Bhawan Ruangsilp.

Anthony Farrington and Dhiravat na Pombejra, The English Factory in Siam 1612-1685.
London, The British Library, 2007, 2 vols.
Reviewer Chris Baker.

Anthony Farrington, ed., Low s Mission to Southern Siam, 1824.
Bangkok, White Lotus, 2007.
Reviewer Michael Smithies.

Tamara Loos, Subject Siam: Family, Law and Colonial Modernity in Thailand.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006.
Reviewer Haydon Cherry.

Han ten Brummelhuis, King of the Waters: Homan van der Heide and the origin of modern irrigation in Siam.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books/ISEAS, Singapore, 2007.
Reviewer James C. Ingram.

Luigi Bressan and Michael Smithies, Thai- Vatican Relations in the Twentieth Century.
Bangkok, Apostolic Nunciature, 2006.
Reviewer Fr Sigmund Laschenski.

Thak Chaloemtiarana, Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007.
Reviewer Andrew Turton.

Pasuk Pongpaichit and Chris Baker, eds., Thai Capital after the 1997 Crisis.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2008.
Reviewer Malcolm Falkus.

Rory Mackenzie, New Buddhist Movements in Thailand:
Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke.
London and New York, Routledge, 2007.
Reviewer Peter Jackson.

Duncan McCargo, ed., Rethinking Thailand's Southern Violence.
Singapore, National University of Singapore Press, 2007.
Reviewer Patrick Jory.

Maurizio Pelegggi, Thailand: the Worldly Kingdom.
Singapore, Talisman Publishing, 2007.
Reviewer Pattana Kitiarsa.

Don McCaskill, Prasit Leepreecha, and He Shaoying, eds., Living in a Globalized World: Ethnic Minorities in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Chiang Mai, Mekong Press, 2008.
Reviewer Hjorleifur Jonsson.

Nancy Eberhardt, Imagining the Course of Life: Self-transformation in a Shan Buddhist community.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007.
Reviewer Pinkaew Laungaramsri.

Vatthana Polsena and Ruth Banomyong, Laos, from Buffer State to Crossroads? trans. Michael Smithies.
Chiang Mai, Mekong Press, 2006.
Reviewer Martin Stuart-Fox.

Michel Jacq-Hergoua1c'h, The Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers, trans. Michael Smithies.
Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2007.
Reviewer Milton Osbome.

Joyce Clark, ed., Bayon: New Perspectives.
Bangkok, River Books, 2007.
Reviewer Bruno Dagens.

Olivier Cunin and Baku Saito, The Face Towers of Banteay Chmar.
Tokyo, Goto Shoin Publishing, 2005.
Reviewer Jane Puranananda.

Zhou Daguan, A Record of Cambodia, trans. Peter Harris, foreword by D. Chandler.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2007.
Reviewer Milton Osbome.

Okna Veang Thiounn, Voyage du Roi Sisowath en France, trans. Olivier de Bemon.
Paris, Mercure de France, 2006.
Reviewer David Chandler.

Christoforo Borri and Samuel Barron, Views of Seventeenth Century Vietnam, ed., Olga Dror and K.W. Taylor.
Ithaca, NY, Comell University Press, 2006.
Reviewer George Dutton.

Virginia Morris, with Clive Hills, A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail:
The Road to Freedom.
Bangkok, Orchid Press, 2006.
Reviewer Sud Chonchirdsin.

Elizabeth Moore, Early Landscapes of Myanmar.
Bangkok, River Books, 2007.
Reviewer Donald Stadtner.

Wil O. Dijk, Seventeenth Century Burma and the Dutch East India Company 1634-1680.
Singapore, Singapore University Press, 2006.
Reviewer Bhawan Ruangsilp.

Ma Ma Lay, Not Out of Hate. trans. Margaret Aung- Thwin.
Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 2006.
Reviewer Emma Larkin.

F. Douaire-Marsaudon, B. Sellato, and C. Zheng, eds., Dynamiques identitaires en Asie et dans le Pacifique.
Aix, University of Provence, 2006, 2 vols.
Reviewer Karl E. Weber.

Noorhaidi Hasan, Laskar Jihad. Islam, Militancy, and the Quest for Identity in Post-New Order Indonesia.
Ithaca, NY, Comell University Press, 2006.
Reviewer Karl E. Weber.


HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

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