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The Palace Law of Ayutthaya and The Thammasat: Law and Kingship in Siam

Contains key legal texts as well as principle law on kingship and government from Ayutthaya Period (1351-1767) with discussion on the role of law in Thai history. Introduces law – making in Siam, The Three Seals Code, The Palace Law, and the Thammasat. Looks at the kingship shown in The Palace Law, and in the Thammasat as a fundamental of Thai legal practice, covering family arrangements, court protocol, warfare, royal women, and ceremonial conducts.