Mongkut, the King of Siam.


Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1961] .

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Subjects Mongkut, King of Siam, 1804-1868.
Mongkut, King of Thailand, 1804-1868.
Rama IV (roi de Thaìˆlande ; 1804-1868)
Description 254 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date [1961]
Summary King of Siam from 1851 to 1869, Mongkut was deeply religious but had an earthy flare for the practical and a mind keenly interested in the scientific advances of the world outside Siam. Moffat considers Anna Leonowens to have presented Mongkut as a caricature of himself in her book, The English governess at the Siamese court. Moffat seeks to show him as a far more engaging figure, the brother of the rules of his day.
Contents "High Prince of the Crown" -- In the Buddhist priesthood -- His Majesty's gracious advices -- Agreement with England -- The Americans -- The whale and the crocodile -- White elephants -- The inner palace -- "However differently perceived and worshipped" -- "Thus have I followed the teaching of Buddha" Appendixes. Exchanges of presents ; The band of the "San Jacinto" ; "An account of the most lamentable illness and death of Her young and amiable Majesty" -- Anna as historian.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1101449
(OCoLC)ocm01101449
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Moffat, Abbot Low, 1901-1996.
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