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Historiography: Thailand
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Written primary sources about the history of Buddhism in premodern polities within what is today Thailand were documents generated, circulated, and archived by different local Buddhist communities and monastic schools. They were preserved in the numerous monastic libraries of the Thai kingdoms and principalities of the early modern period, the ho tham (edifice for the dha…

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François Lagirarde, “Historiography: Thailand”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0071>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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