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by Ernest Young




THE KINGDOM OF THE YELLOW ROBE. CHAPTER 1. STREET SCENES IN THE VENICE OF THE EAST. BANGKOK, the Venice of the East, was not the Capital of Siam during the earlier period of that country's history. Formerly the seat of government was at Ayuthia; but the ancient capital is now a heap of ruined temples and dwellings, an attraction for travellers, but of little importance to the people themselves. At the time when this mouldering city vas the home of the Sovereign, a man of Chinese origin was sent to govern one of the northern provinces of the country. He is known in Siamese history as Phya Tak, and was a ,man of great administrative ability. Vhen the invading armies of Burmah, in their triumphant march through Siam, reached the neighbourhood of the ancient capital, Phya Tak was sent for by the king, to aid him with his counsel and strength. His reputation as a brave and powerful warrior secured for him his appointment as Commander-in-Chief of the Siamese army. MuTable of Contents CHAPTER; "; "; "; "; "; "; "; "; "; /I; "; "; "; 11; ",; CONTENTS; Preface; 1 STREEJ:' SCENES I~ THE VENICE OF THE; EAST; II, By KHLONG AND RIVER •; Page; Xl; I; 25; Ill THE CHlLDREN 44; IV THE SHAVI~G OF THE TOP-KNOT 64; V COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE 85; VI DOlIESTIC LIFE AND CUSTOMS • J03; VII " "" II (((111/inued) 125; VIII POPULAR AMUSErfENTS • 147; IX OUTSlDF THE CAPITAL 171; X THE CULTIVATION OF RICE • J96; XI LAWS AND LEGISLATION • 218; XII CEREMONIES FOR THE DYlNG AND THE DEAD 235; XIII THE ORDER OF THE YELLOW RODE 251; XIV; XV; XVI; XVII; XVIII; AMONG THE TEMPLES • •; " " JJ (con/itlued); RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES; " "; " "; (continued) ; (continued) •; XIX A PILGRIMAGE TO PRADAT; XX THE ELEPHANTS •••• • •••; 272; 297; 316; 338; 358; 375; 388About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folk
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ISBN: 1440090963
ISBN13: 978-1440090967
Category: History
Subcategory: Asia
Author: Ernest Young
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (April 19, 2010)
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