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Bones around my neck : the life and exile of a prince provocateur, Tamara Loos

Label
Bones around my neck : the life and exile of a prince provocateur
Title
Bones around my neck
Title remainder
the life and exile of a prince provocateur
Statement of responsibility
Tamara Loos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
P: rince Prisdang Chumsai (1852-1935) served as Siam's first diplomat to Europe during the most dramatic moment of Siam's political history, when its independence was threatened by European imperialism. Despite serving with patriotic zeal, he suffered irreparable social and political ruin based on rumors about fiscal corruption, sexual immorality, and political treason. In Bones around My Neck, Tamara Loos pursues the truth behind these rumors, which chased Prisdang out of Siam. Her book recounts the personal and political adventures of an unwitting provocateur who caused a commotion in every country he inhabited. Prisdang spent his first five years in exile from Siam living in disguise as a commoner and employee of the British Empire in colonial Southeast Asia. He then resurfaced in the 1890s in British Ceylon, where he was ordained as a Buddhist monk and became a widely respected abbot. Foreigners from around the world were drawn to this prince who had discarded wealth and royal status to lead the life of an ascetic. His fluency in English, royal blood, acute intellect, and charisma earned him importance in international diplomatic and Buddhist circles. Prisdang's life journey reminds us of the complexities of the colonial encounter and the recalibrations it caused in local political cultures. His drama offers more than a story about Siamese politics: it also casts in high relief the subjective experience of global imperialism. Telling this history from the vantage point of a remarkable individual grounds and animates the historical abstractions of imperialism, Buddhist universalism, and the transformation of Siam into a modern state
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loos, Tamara Lynn
Dewey number
327.5930092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS578.32.P75
LC item number
L66 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pritsadāng
  • Princes
  • Diplomats
  • Thailand
  • Pritsadāng
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Diplomats
  • Princes
  • Thailand
Label
Bones around my neck : the life and exile of a prince provocateur, Tamara Loos
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Staging secrets : Prince Prisdang avenges history -- Gulf of Siam : Prisdang's star ascends -- Europe : Prisdang's controversial diplomacy -- Bangkok : the bones around Prisdang's neck -- Colonial Southeast Asia : exilic journey -- British Ceylon and India : the prince priest -- Bangkok : home without quarter -- Afterlife : the uses of Prince Prisdang
Control code
960210618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706172
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706172
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d260dj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960210618
Label
Bones around my neck : the life and exile of a prince provocateur, Tamara Loos
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Staging secrets : Prince Prisdang avenges history -- Gulf of Siam : Prisdang's star ascends -- Europe : Prisdang's controversial diplomacy -- Bangkok : the bones around Prisdang's neck -- Colonial Southeast Asia : exilic journey -- British Ceylon and India : the prince priest -- Bangkok : home without quarter -- Afterlife : the uses of Prince Prisdang
Control code
960210618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706172
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706172
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d260dj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960210618

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