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Thailand I
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Prior to modern times, states within what is now Thailand, and indeed Southeast Asia at large, operated according to a model that has been variously been called the galactic polity (Tambiah, 1970), the maṇḍala (Wolters, 1982) – or better still, called by the appropriate indigeno…

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McGovern, Nathan, “Thailand I”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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