A ''Foreign'' Princess in the Siamese Court: Princess Dara by Leslie Ann Woodhouse

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Lan Na’s territory now constitutes the northern Thai provinces of Page 22 Woodhouse Chapter 1 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphang, Lamphun, Phrae, Phayao, Nan, and Mae Hong Son. luntaya – A wave-like weaving pattern used in Burmese and Lan Na textiles. Mahat Lek – Palace ministry of the Royal Pages Corps, who were responsible for communications and other clerical tasks in the Middle and Outer Palace. The Mahat Lek provided the major gateway to palace careers for males of noble and royal families. Mahat Thai – Ministry of “the interior” which informally became the ministry dealing with Siamese administration of the northern territories, including Chiang Mai and Laos.

Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. 13 Since the earliest chronicle of the period, the Chamadevi Vamsa, was only written down in the late fourteenth century, it is impossible to determine whether Queen Chamadevi existed. See Donald Swearer and Sommai Premchit; Bodhiramsi. The Legend of Queen Cama: Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary. Vol. SUNY series in Buddhist studies, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1998. Pages 19-22 give a full discussion of the questions surrounding this manuscript’s production, and the debate as to the historicity of the person of the Queen.

Thus, many chao noi were forced to look to other means of supporting themselves. ”57 Though sakdina was “softer” than in Siam, the relationship between landholder and peasant was largely the same, with chao landholders collecting land rents as well as tribute Bowie 1992, ibid. O. 69/62/1875, as cited in Bowie 1992. 56 Colquhoun, Archibald Ross. Amongst the Shans. London: Field & Tuer, 1885, 257. , 155. 58 Ratanaporn also explains that this patron-client system was reinforced through the special relationship of the ruling elites to ancestral guardian spirits.

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