Mongkut, the King of Siam /

This is an engaging, real-life portrait of one of the great Asian rulers of the nineteenth century, who set the course that preserved his country's independence and enabled it to remain the only country in Southeast Asia never to fall under European domination. It is not a conventional biograph...

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Main Author: Moffat, Abbot Low (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • 1. "High Prince of the Crown"
  • 2. In the Buddhist Priesthood
  • 3. His Majesty's Gracious Advices
  • 4. Agreement with England
  • 5. The Americans
  • 6. The Whale and the Crocodile
  • 7. White Elephants
  • 8. The Inner Palace
  • 9. "'However Differently Perceived and Worshipped"'
  • 10. "Thus Have I Followed the Teaching of Buddha"
  • Appendixes
  • I. Exchanges of Presents
  • II. The Band of the "'San Jacinto"'
  • III. "An account of the most lamentable illness and death of Her young and amiable Majesty"
  • IV. Anna as Historian
  • Source Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index