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Author Woodward, Hiram W.

Title The art and architecture of Thailand : from prehistoric times through the thirteenth century / by Hiram Woodward
Edition Second edition
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Handbook of oriental studies. Section 3, South-East Asia, 0169-9571 ; v. 14 = Handbuch der Orientalistik
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Dritte Abteilung, Südostasien ; 14. Bd
Contents The Geographic, Prehistoric, and Ethnographic Setting -- The First Millennium A.D. -- The Cambodian Expansion -- Creating a New Order
Summary "Written sources on Thai history are scarce. It took Hiram Woodward many years of painstaking archaeological and art-historical research to finally piece together this first ever comprehensive survey work on the art and architecture of Thailand from the earliest times until the establishment of the Thai-speaking kingdoms." "The book, organized geographically and chronologically, covers four eras: the prehistoric period; the period characterized by the culture of the kingdom of Dvaravati; the centuries of Khmer dominance; and, as classical Khmer civilization waned, the period of the struggle for identity." "This book is a systematic and elucidating history of pre-fourteenth-century Thailand in a volume indispensable to historians of art, religion, politics, and society."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
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Subject Architecture -- Thailand -- History.
Art, Thai.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1429453397 (electronic bk.)
1433707195 (electronic book)
9004144404 (alk. paper)
9781429453394 (electronic bk.)
9781433707193 (electronic book)
9789004144408 (alk. paper)
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