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Murphy, Stephen and Revire, Nicolas, eds. (2014) Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology. Bangkok: River Books and the Siam Society.

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Abstract

The birth of Siam has been traditionally marked by the founding of the great city-states of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya respectively. These civilisations, however, grew out of a rich milieu of cultures and traditions in the region present from as far back as prehistoric times. Whether the Mon Buddhism that flourished during the so-called Dvāravatī period, the architectural heritage of the Khmers or the Brahmanical and Mahāyāna stimuli of the Malay Peninsula, these varied aspects and influences came together to shape what became early Siam and today modern Thailand

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Thailand, Siam, Art, Archaeology
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
ISBN: 9786167339412
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 08:36
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34406
Funders: Other

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