Ghosts Of The Past In Southern Thailand: Essays On The History And Historiography Of Patani


by Jory, Patrick (Ed.)

Ghosts Of The Past In Southern Thailand: Essays On The History And Historiography Of Patani

Price:  US$27.36   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 336 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789971696351
SB#:  054494 (140)

About This Book

At the heart of the on-going armed conflict in southern Thailand is a fundamental disagreement about the history of relations between the Patani Malays and the Thai kingdom. While the Thai royalist-nationalist version of history regards Patani as part of that kingdom "since time immemorial," Patani Malay nationalists look back to a golden age when the Sultanate of Patani was an independent, prosperous trading state and a renowned center for Islamic education and scholarship in Southeast Asia - a time before it was defeated, broken up, and fell under the control of the Thai state. The essays in this book demonstrate that an understanding of the conflict must take into account the historical dimensions of relations between Patani and the Thai kingdom, and the ongoing influence of these perceptions on Thai state officials, militants, and the local population.


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