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Yuan Phai, the defeat of Lanna : a fifteenth-century Thai epic poem

"Written after a battle fought in approximately 1475, this poem may be the oldest work of literature from Siam. It features the earliest and most detailed description of a Siamese army, the most elaborate eulogy of an early Thai monarch, and a fascinating discussion of the concept of loyalty. Scenes of personal treachery, heroism, combat, and looting after victory give an absorbing image of early Siam." --from Melvyl catalog.

Christopher John Baker; Pasuk Phongpaichit
Call Number: 
PL4209.Y75 E5 2017
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