Lords Of Life


Author: Prince Chula Chakrabongse
Date of Publication: 1960

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** signed and dedicated by Prince Chula, “For Tessa Kaye – a souvenir of a happy meeting in Thailand”, Bangkok, March 27, 1962. **

Prince Chula, well-known as an author and broadcaster, is in a uniquely favour-able position for writing the history of the Royal House of Chakri. He has had access to unpublished Royal letters, archives and documents of all kinds and, as a grandson of King Chulalongkorn, he has personal knowledge of many of the leading figures in his story.

Therefore he has been able to give an authoritative and quite fascinating account of the monarchs who were absolute rulers of Siam for 150 years-who re-established Thai culture and the Buddhist religion in Siam and, by brilliant diplomacy, preserved Siamese autonomy at a time when all her neighbours were giving way before the spread of Western imperialism.

This is the official, standard history of the Chakri dynasty and of modern Bangkok.

Hardback in generally very good condition, clean unmarked black boards, signed to inside cover, slight smusging on some of the ink, book otherwise very clean, slight spotting to page edges only. Dust jacket bright if scruffy, but has some scuffing, rubbing and some repaired tears and losses in places.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 3 cm