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Riassunto: The Thai Royal Gifts described and illustrated in this volume are deeply symbolic of the long and evolving friendship between Thailand and the United States of America. This beautifully illustrated book documents for the first time a group of artifacts whose meaning and significance have, until now, been inadequately understood by scholars, and sometimes even misunderstood by the recipients of the gifts themselves -- the presidents and people of the United States. Yet for both Thais and Americans these gifts are truly historic, artistic and scientific treasures, through which the Kings of Thailand represented their nation, and its alliances with America through time. 'Treasures of Two Nations' will interest art, social and diplomatic historians; anthropologists, linguists and ethnomusicologists; students of Thai theater and culture, and all those will appreciate the aesthetic quality of the gift objects or the stories those objects were meant to tell.
About the Author: Lisa McQuail is an archeologist, anthropologist and writer. Her interest in prehistoric archeology led her to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and fieldwork at bronze-age archeological sites in central Thailand. She studied Thai language at Cornell University and the University of Washington with the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, and began her research on the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Thai Royal Gifts in 1989.
Titolo: Treasures of Two Nations: Thai Royal Gifts ...
Casa editrice: Asian Cultural History Program
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1891739018. Codice libro della libreria 81637
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution, Asian Cultural History Program. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Codice libro della libreria G1891739018I4N00
Descrizione libro Asian Cultural History Program Smithsonian Institution, United States, 1997. Colour illustrations, 182pp, references, dustjacket shelf rubbed, a good hardback copy. Codice libro della libreria 149997
Descrizione libro A. Codice libro della libreria WH1891739018
Descrizione libro Asian Cultural History Program, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1891739018