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The Last Century of Lao Royalty: A Documentary History

Lao royalty's engagement in all the major events of the country in the last century forms a rich and complex narrative. But with the 1975 Communist revolution this history fell into oblivion and has all but disappeared from public memory.The Last Century of Lao Royalty recovers this history by presenting a wealth of rare documents and photographs. They bring to life the political, social, and cultural activities of the members of the royal families and provide a unique perspective on the role of royalty in modern Laos. Royalty was, in fact, a force for moderation, modernization, and democracy during the period of the Royal Lao Government (1947D1975). The last king, King Sisavang Vatthana, for instance, refused to give his imprimatur to a military dictatorship because he was so doggedly committed to constitutional rule. Grant Evans was a professor of anthropology at the University of Hong Kong for many years and now lives in Vientiane. He has published extensively on Laos and Southeast Asia.
The Last Century of Lao Royalty: A Documentary History
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presenting a wealth of rare documents and photographs.
Grant Evans was professor of anthropology at the University of Hong Kong for many years and now lives in Vientiane.
Author
Grant Evans
Short Title
LAST CENTURY OF LAO ROYALTY
Pages
430
Publisher
Silkworm Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
9749511662
ISBN-13
9789749511664
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-03-31
DEWEY
959.4
Imprint
Silkworm Books
Subtitle
A Documentary History
Place of Publication
Chiang Mai
Country of Publication
Thailand
Birth
1948
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