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The Resource Mission made impossible : the second French embassy to Siam, 1687, [edited] by Michael Smithies

Mission made impossible : the second French embassy to Siam, 1687, [edited] by Michael Smithies

Label
Mission made impossible : the second French embassy to Siam, 1687
Title
Mission made impossible
Title remainder
the second French embassy to Siam, 1687
Statement of responsibility
[edited] by Michael Smithies
Title variation
Second French embassy to Siam, 1687
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This volume conveniently presents, in English translation, three important accounts of the second French embassy to Siam in 1687: Tachard's Second Voyage, published in 1689; Ceberet's Journal du voyage de Siam, published in 1992; and Tachard's "Relation," an unpublished account of the tempestuous journey back to France." "Beginning with a listing of the dramatis personae and a general introduction to set the stage, Professor Michael Smithies introduces us to each of the three accounts in turn, providing background information about the authors and their times before presenting the relevant sections of their texts. Written from different perspectives, these key documents, taken together, form a fuller picture of the events and issues of this embassy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Treasures from the past
Label
Mission made impossible : the second French embassy to Siam, 1687, [edited] by Michael Smithies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-264) and index
Control code
ocm51667660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 p.
Isbn
9789747551617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004400053
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Mission made impossible : the second French embassy to Siam, 1687, [edited] by Michael Smithies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-264) and index
Control code
ocm51667660
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 270 p.
Isbn
9789747551617
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004400053
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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