A Resounding Failure: Martin and the French in Siam 1672-1693 :: Michael Smithies soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 1998, Paperback.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece;
From the cover: The French involvement in Siam in the second half of the seventeenth century is generally well known, though the details are often maddeningly obscure. Initially seeking converts and trade, the French presence turned into a classic colonial adventure, with troops sent to occupy, by force if necessary, the most important ports of Bangkok and Mergui.
Francois Martin, from his unique viewpoint as director of the French trading outpost at Pondichery, provides a careful analysis of the motives of the persons involved i…
In the Treasures from the Past series.
[XII] 156 pages. Index. Bibliography. C Format (8½” x 5¼”).
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my History catalogue?