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First posted on April 20th 2010

From the 9th to the 14th centurty, the land of modern Thailand was part of the Khmer Empire. The Thai, believed to be driven out of present-day Yunnan and adjacent regions by the Mongol conquest of Nanzhao (Dali), which was completed in 1253, migrated southward, establishing the Kingdoms of Sukhothai in 1238, of Lanna in 1262, of Ayutthaya in 1351. Sukhothai was absorbed Ayutthaya in 1583, Lanna in 1774.
The Burmese conquest of Ayutthaya in 1767 marks a turning point in Thai history. Briefly Thonburi served as capital (1767-1782). Siam, as the country was called, recovered.

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Historical Atlas : Thailand Page
List of Wars : Siam, Thailand

Students' Paper : Choi, Eun Suk, History of Buddhism in South East Asia

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Country Profiles Current Article Ayutthaya Kingdom, from Wikipedia
Historic B. Varenius, Descriptio regni Japoniae et Siam, 1673, in Latin, GB
Simon de La Loubere, Du royaume de Siam, vol.1, 1691, vol.2, 1691, GB
Links General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL, from dmoz; from Virtual Library Thailand
List of Thailand-related Topics, from Wikipedia
Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
on History Category : History of Thailand, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionary
Organizations International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA)
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (JSSEAS)
The International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH)
Finnish University Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies
Royal Institute : Academy of Moral and Political Sciences : Section of History, Discipline Thai History
Timelines Thai Perspective
Timelines Other Perspective from timelines.ws, a website exploiting US newspaper articles, very detailed on the 20th century; from BBC News; from Pattaya City
Accounts of History Thai Perspective from Royal Thai Embassy, click "about Thailand"; from The Royal Thai Embassy, Ottawa, Canada
Thai History, from AuNet (7 chapters)
Accounts of History Other Perspective History of Thailand (Siam) from Lonely Planet, from Asia Tours, 4 chapters; from geographia.com, scroll down for history and culture; from World Travel Guide; Article History of Thailand, from Wikipedia
Geschiedenis van Thailand, from Bert's Geschiedenis Site, in Dutch
Sanderson Beck, Siam, Cambodia and Laos 1800-1950
W.A.R. Wood, A History of Siam (1924), posted on IA
F.H. Turpin, Histoire civile et naturelle du royaume de Siam, vol.1, 1771, vol.2, 1771, in French GB
Specific Periods / Events P.J. d'Orleans, Histoire de M. Constance, premier ministre du Roi de Siam: et de la derniere revolution de cet etat, 1754, in French, GB
V. de Verquains, Histoire de la revolution de Siam, arrivee en l'annee 1688 , 1691, in French, GB
M. LeBlanc, Istoria della rivoluzione del regno di Siam accaduta l'anno 1688, e dello stato presente dell'Indie, 1695, in Italian, GB
Articles : Thonburi Kingdom, from Wikipedia
Historiography Thai Perspective Somkiat Wanthana, The politics of modern Thai historiography, library catalogue entry
Thongchai Winichakul, A Short History of the Long Memory of the Thai Nation
Historiography On Thai Perspective Review : Patrick Jory, Problems in Contemporary Thai Nationalist Historiography, from Kyoto Review 2003
Siam History and Controversy, from Tom of Thailand
Historiography Other Perspective
Politics Foreign Relations General
w. Britain. J. Anderson, English Intercourse with Siam in the Seventeenth Century (1890), posted on Internet Archive
w. Ceylon K. Sinlapakon, Religious intercourse between Ceylon and Siam in the eighteenth century (1908), vol.1, vol.2, posted on Internet Archive
w. China Thailand-China Relations, by Chulacheeb Chinwanno
w. France Relations Franco-Thailandaises : Presentation Historique, from Ambafrance
G. Tachard, Second voyage du Pere Tachard et des jesuites envoyez par le Roy au royaume de Siam, 1689, in French, GB
P. Sevin, Voyage de Siam, des Peres jesuites, envoyez par le Roy aux Indes & a la Chine, 1686, in French, GB
A. Chaumont, Relation de l'ambassade de Mr. le chevalier de Chaumont a la cour du roy de Siam, 1686, in French, GB
Ch. Lemire, La France et le Siam: Nos relations de 1662 a 1903; situation economique, situation politique 1903, in French, IA
w. the Papacy Luc Fermanel de Favery, Relazione delle Missioni de Vescovi Apostolici, mandata dalla S. Sede Apostolica, alli Regni de Siam, Cocincina, Camboia e Tunkino, 1677, in Italian, GB
w. Portugal Arnold van Wickeren, Geschiedenis van Portugal en de Portugezen, Deel 6 Chapter 7 subch. 7 Siam, Deel 10 Chapter 3 subch.9 Siam, Deel 12 Chapter 4 subch.1 Koning Phrachai van Siam, subch.2 Tabin Shweti's vergeefse poging Ayuthia te veroveren, subch.3, Opstand tegen en moord op Tabin Shweti, Deel 17 Chapter 3 subch.0, Portugezen en Hollanders in Siam, in Dutch, posted on Colonial Voyage
Military General see here
Article Military History of Thailand, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances A Global History of Currencies : Thailand
The Traditional Caravan Trade between Yunnan and North Thailand, from CPA Media
History of Weights and Measures in Thailand, from NWMC
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Thailand
Category Religion in Thailand, from Wikipedia
Mahanikay, Thammayutika Nikaya, from Overview of World Religions
Catholic Church in Kingdom of Thailand, from GCatholic
The Crescent in North Thailand : Muslims in Chiang Mai, from CPA Media
The Ghost People of Chiang Dao, from CPA Media
Isan's Palace of the Gods, from CPA Media
Religious Diversity in a Buddhist Majority Country : the Case of Islam in Thailand, by Imtiyaz Yusuf, Buddhapia 2003
Buddhism in the Kingdom of Siam : Its Past and Its Present, by Phra Rajpnyamedhi, in : Buddhapia 2007
Peter Hourdequin, Muslim influences in seventeenth century Ayutthaya , Diss. Univ. of Hawai'i 2007
Relation des missions des evesques Français aux royaumes de Siam, de la Cochinchine, de Camboye, & du Tonkin &c., 1674, in French, GB
History of Regions
Local History History of Bangkok, from Wikipedia
History of Ayutthaya, from Wikipedia
History of Chiangmai, from Wikipedia
Languid Lamphun : Thailand's Oldest City, from CPA Media
Biographies List of Thai Kings, Prime Ministers, from Wikipedia
Others Indo-Malayan Ecoregion, from WWF
David K. Wyatt, Family Politics in 17th and 18th Century Siam (1986)

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Documents Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws
Document Collections East India Company, Records of the relations between Siam and foreign countries in the 17th century vol.5, 1921, IA
Historical Maps see here
Talessman's Atlas, series of maps of the Eastern Hemisphere 1300 BC - 1500 AD
Search Atlas of Mutual Heritage for Phuket (Oedjang Salang), Bangkok, Ayutthaya
Map of Ethnic Groups in Thailand, from IKAP - MMSEA
Maps of Thailand, posted by Mapas Imperiales, scans, scroll down for Tailandia
Encyclopedia Entries
Religious De la Religion du Royaume de Siam, pp.241-279 in vol.3 of Nicolas Jovet, L'histoire des religions de tous les royaumes du monde, 1710, in French, GB
Geographical Entry : The Kingdom of Siam, pp.112-123, in : T.G. Smoillett, The Present State of the World, vol.7 1768, posted on Google Books
Historical The Present State of Siam, pp.61-91, in vol.1 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1744, GB
Le Roi de Siam, pp.132-145 in : Ferdinand Ludwig Bresler, Les souverains du monde, 1722, in French, GB
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives National Archives of Thailand
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Buddhist-related Art : Thailand
UNESCO Archives Portal : Government Archives, National Asia Pacific, one entry for Thailand, scroll down
Musea Lists, Links Category : Museums in Thailand, from Wikipedia
National Museum in Thailand
Musea Museum Websites
Monuments Tentative Lists : Thailand, World Heritage List, scroll down for Thailand; from UNESCO World Heritage
Thailand Index, from Showcaves
The Ramakien Writ Large : The Mural Galleries of Wat Phra Kaeo, Bangkok, from CPA Media
Libraries National Library of Thailand
Libraries in Thailand, from LibDex
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry; National Anthem, from National Anthems Net
Coins, Banknotes Medal : Reception of the Siamese Ambassadors by Pope Innocent XI, 1688, posted by Christopher Eimer
Coins - Rattanakosin Thailand, from Zeno
World Coin Catalog : Patani, Thailand, from Numismaticon

Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Thailand Books on the History of Thailand and Siam , on Modern History of Thailand, Hill Tribes, from DCO Thai
Thailand, from The Online Books Page
Search Asian Development Bank (ADB) Publications for Thailand
ASEAN Environmental Education Inventory Database, resources, scroll down for Thailand
Food and Culture (a bibliography), by R.T. Dirks, click on South East Asia
Books on Thailand, from Orchid Press
South East Asia Dissertations, click South East Asia, Thailand
List of Thai Khadi Research Institute's Publications in TIC Database
Thai Khadi Journal 2004- (has abstracts in Thai)
Thailand Bibliography, from University of Washington, University Libraries, Southeast Asia Section
Journal of the Siam Society, Archive
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
International Boundary Studies, search for Thailand
on Thailand Search DBNG for Thailand etc.
South East Asia Digital Library (project)
South East Asia Visions, at Cornell
Search Leiden University Repository (NL, Open Access) for Thailand
Silpakorn University, Thapra Digital Library (Thai language site); Rare Books features an online library of Thai books; Thesis Online a library of mainly Thai language theses
ISEAS Working Papers, Back Issues 2000-2003
Thesis Server South East Asian Studies, Student Theses, from Ohio University
Silpakorn University, Thapra Digital Library (Thai language site); Rare Books features an online library of Thai books; Thesis Online a library of mainly Thai language theses
Online Journals South East Asia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Indonesia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Search Electronic Journals Online for Thailand
Journal of Southeast Asian History 1960-1969, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 2009-, from Cambridge Journals Online (require registration)
ASEAS (Austrian Journal of South East Asian Studies), open access, 2008-
Asia Insights, from NIAS, 2002-
Southeast Asian Studies 1963-, mostly in Japanese
Explorations, 1997- Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, CSEAS, Univ. of Hawaii
Historiography Article : Thai Historiography - Chronicles, by D.K. Wyatt, pp.879-881, Article : Thai Historiography - Modern (from 1900), by S. Wanthana pp.881-882, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts Nicholas Tarling, The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, 4 vol.s, Cambridge : UP (1992) 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959 T188c
David K. Wyatt, Thailand - A Short History, New Haven : Yale Univ. Press (1982) 1986
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.27, pp.769-779 Article Southeast Asia : Thailand KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.27
Special Topics
Historical Dictionaries Harold E. Smith, Historical and Cultural Dictionary of Thailand, Lanham Md : Scarecrow 4th edition 2005
Articles : Pattani pp.441-444, in : James Minahan, Nations without States, A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements, Westport CT : Greenwood 1996 [G]

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