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Power, Protection and Magic in Thailand

Reynolds, Craig

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This biographical study of an unusual southern policeman explores the relationship between religion and power in Thailand during the early twentieth century when parts of the country were remote and banditry was rife. Khun Phan (1898–2006), known as Lion Lawman, sometimes used rather too much lethal force in carrying out his orders. He was the most famous graduate of a monastic academy in the mid-south, whose senior teachers imparted occult knowledge favoured by fighters on both sides of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2019-10
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195647
DOI: 10.22459/PPMT.2019
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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