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Contested nationalism and the 1932 overthrow of the absolute monarchy in Siam

Copeland, Matthew Phillip


In contrast to the other nationalisms of Southeast Asia, popular nationalisms engendered by the colonial experience which eventually served to undermine the basis of colonial rule, Thai nationalism has been frequently characterized as an elite discourse of political legitimation. Faced with the threat of European imperial advance in the region, a succession of Jakkri monarchs are thought to have formulated and disseminated the underlying tenets of an official nationalist discourse in a...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7785f1c8f41


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