Narrative of a Resident at the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam: With a Description of the Manners, Customs, and Laws of the Modern Siamese (Classic Reprint) by Fred Arthur Neale (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Narrative of a Resident at the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam: With a Description of the Manners, Customs, and Laws of the Modern Siamese At a time when the relations of this country with the nations east of the Granges are occupying much attention, it is hoped that the following work, relating to a country hitherto very imperfectly kwn to Europeans, will prove interesting to the British public. With the territory of Siam, lying as it does between the Burmese empire, with which we are w at war, and the confines of China, we must ultimately have greater intercourse than we have hitherto had. The Siamese and the Burmese look on each other - with what reason is a different question - as natural enemies, and ultimately the extension of our commerce, if t of our political power, in that region of Asia, will render it absolutely necessary that we should have some firm commercial footing in Siam. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.