Tai Groups of Thailand Volume 2 by Joachim Schliesinger
Vol. 2 - Profile of the Existing Groups
Tai Groups of Thailand - Profile of the Existing Groups sketches each of the thirty Tai-speaking groups residing in Thailand: the Thai people of central Thailand, the numerous Lao Isan people of northeastern Thailand, the well-known Lao, Lue, Yuan and Tai Yai of northern Thailand; it also describes the lesser known and smaller groups (Kaleung, Khorat Tai, Lao Ga, Lao Krang, Lao Lom or Tai Dan, Lao Ngaew, Lao Song, Lao Ti, Lao Wieng, Phuan, Phu Tai, Seak, Southern Thai, Tai Bueng, Tai Dam, Tai Gapong, Tai Khoen, Tai Mao, Tai Wang, Tai Ya, Tai Yong, Tai Yor, Tak Bai Thai, Yoy) which are distributed throughout the length and breadth of Thailand.
The groups are presented with their domestic history, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, activities in agriculture and economy, society and religion of each of the 30 individual Tai groups, supported by 115 color illustrations.
The first volume, Tai Groups of Thailand - Introduction and Overview, describes the early events of today's territory of Thailand before the coming of the Tai and the history after their arrival, informs about the hypothesis of the origin of the Tai race and shows the development of the ethnic Tai people in the context of the various Tai groups and their kingdoms, states and principalities in Asia in general and in Thailand in particular. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further reading and 163 additional color illustrations.
197 pages plus numerous color plates
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