Bangkok, Thailand – June 23, 2016: Thailand ranks as the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia and consistently ranks as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Despite this, its colourful history is rarely chronicled in a simple and easy-to-digest format, but this oversight has well and truly been rectified with the publication of Thailand Timeline 1500-2015.
The book is a chronological history of events in Thailand covering the years between 1500 and the end of 2015, making it the most up-to-date publication to cover the recent tumultuous events of Thailand’s history.
Author Duncan Stearn, whose Chronological History of Southeast Asia 1400-1996 was picked up by libraries worldwide after it was published in 1997, and has lived in Thailand since 1999, has now written a country-specific book which will be of interest across the reading spectrum, from academics to lay people.
Thailand Timeline 1500-2015 runs to more than 180,000 words and around 7,000 entries, covering everything from the monarchy, religion, politics and both internal and external conflict to sport, cinema, architecture and the arts, and almost everything in-between.
It is the first major work to cover the all-important decade since the 2006 coup and its aftermath, detailing the important events which have shaped the nation in all facets of daily life in a simple and easy-to-read, factual format.
It is available both as an e-book through Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/636271 and Amazon as well as a print-on-demand paperback (392 pages) via Amazon’s Create Space https://www.createspace.com/6246499
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