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1. History & Theoretical Approach of Thailand in International Law
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1.1 The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription and International Law

While Prince Mongkut (later King Rama IV) of Siam was in the Buddhist monkhood, he discovered a stone inscription during his visit to the ancient city of Sukhothai in 1833. After commencing a transliteration of the inscription, he realized that it had been written by King Ram Khamhaeng in 1292. This inscription is the oldest known writing in the Thai language, and it provides va…

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Limsira, Patthara, “1. History & Theoretical Approach of Thailand in International Law”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2086>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922



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