This book contains the first academic translations of key legal texts from the Ayutthaya era (1351-1767), along with an essay on the role of law in Thai history. The legal history of Southeast Asia has languished because few texts are accessible in translation. The Three Seals Code is a collection of Thai legal manuscripts surviving from the...
Chris Baker formerly taught Asian history at Cambridge University and has lived in Thailand for more than thirty years. Pasuk Phongpaichit is Professor of Economics at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
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