logo white lotus press 14.1 K


THAILAND:


Book Number: 21 721

Buls, Charles

SIAMESE SKETCHES

SIAMESE SKETCHES  (3.5 K)

A 1901 record of a Belgian in Siam. Siamese Sketches is the very personal, sometimes controversial, account of the journey the world traveler and former mayor of Brussels Charles Buls made to Siam in 1900. Spanning the wide variety of Buls' interests, from the urban Chinese to early agricultural developments in the countryside, this account always surprises by its insightful comments and sharp observation. Having been involved with the development of a world city himself, he was better placed than any other contemporary observer to speculate on Siam's political, economic and social future. He shuns neither highly controversial viewpoints, nor topics, such as the comparative value of religions for a country like Siam, that were bound to bring him into trouble. This book, in which Buls' original account is supplemented by material from his hithertho unpublished diary notes, letters and numerous photographs from Belgian archives, such as those of the inauguration of Dusit Park and the Ayuttaya elephant round-up, is a must for lovers of Fifth Reign history, and of Siam.

(Bangkok 1994, first translation of the original French text of 1901) ISBN 974-8496-23-6

176 pp., fully illus., 145 x 210 mm, pbk.

17.50 US-Dollar


lotus
BOOK ORDER
lotus


Thailand:


Other Sections:


  • Laos

  • Linguistics

  • Religion

  • Textiles

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

  • Back to the main index

  • Please send mail to

    WHITE LOTUS PRESS !

    lotus

    Ask for the printed catalogues of

    WHITE LOTUS PRESS !

    The Book Seller


    Back to Thailand online
    (English section):

    welcome button

    Back to Thailand online
    (Thai section):

    Button Sawadee

    Back to Thailand online
    (German section):

    Button Willkommen


    This page was created on Decembre 22, 1996 and last updated on January 15, 1997.

    copyright 1996-1997 © WHITE LOTUS CO., LTD. (Bangkok/Thailand)