A Resounding Failure: Martin and the French in Siam, 1672-1693

A Resounding Failure: Martin and the French in Siam, 1672-1693

By: Michael Smithies (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

Initially seeking converts and trade, the French presence in 17th-century Siam 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 on the coast of India, provides a careful analysis of the motives of the persons involved in the French colonizing venture. Michael Smithies has skillfully translated and assembled all the references to Siam from Martin's Memoirs, linking the segments with his own knowledgeable commentary to present a detailed picture of the unfolding tragedy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789747100716
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9789747100716
  • weight: 277
  • ISBN10: 9747100711

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close