• M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Siam is called by its inhabitants Thaï, which means ‘free,’ or Muang-Thaï, ‘the land of the free.’ The word Siam is probably identical with Shan, applied in Burma to the Lao race, as well as to the Shan proper and the Siamese.


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Books of Reference

Statistical and Other Books of Reference concerning Siam.: 1. Official Publications.

  1. Statistical Year Book of the Kingdom of Siam. Bangkok. Annual. (Last issue 1931-33.)Google Scholar
  2. Report of the Financial Adviser on the Budget of Siam. Annual. Bangkok (last Report published in 1036).Google Scholar
  3. The Record (the organ of the Board of Commercial Development). Quarterly. Bangkok.Google Scholar
  4. Department of Overseas Trade Reports. Biennial. London.Google Scholar
  5. Reports on the Operations of the Royal Survey Department. Bangkok, (Last issue, 1934-35.)Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications.

  1. Directory of Bangkok and Siam (Bangkok Times). Bangkok. Annual.Google Scholar
  2. Andrews (J. M.), Siam: 2nd rural economic survey, 1934-1935. (Under the joint, auspices of the Siamese Government and Harvard University.) Bangkok, 1935.Google Scholar
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  4. Bowring (John), The Kingdom and People of Siam. 2 vols. London, 1857.Google Scholar
  5. Campbell (J. G. D.), Siam in the XXth Century. London, 1902.Google Scholar
  6. Carter (A. C.), The Kingdom of Siam. [Louisiana Purchase Exhibition.] New York and London, 1904.Google Scholar
  7. Colquhoun (K. R.), Among the Shans. London, 1885.Google Scholar
  8. Credner (W ), Siam: das Land der Tai. Stuttgart, 1935.Google Scholar
  9. Forty (C. H.), Bangkok. London, 1929.Google Scholar
  10. Graham (W.A.), Siam: A Handbook of Practical, Commercial and Political Information. New edition. 2 vols. London, 1924.Google Scholar
  11. Kornerup (E.), Friendly Siam. Translated from the Danish by M. Guiterman. London, 1928.Google Scholar
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  14. — The Coinage of Siam. Bangkok, 1933.Google Scholar
  15. Loti (Pierre), Siam. London, 1923.Google Scholar
  16. Morgentaler (H. O.), Matahari: Impressions of the Siamese-Malayan Jungle. London, 1922.Google Scholar
  17. Mouhot (Henry), Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia and Laos during the years 1858-1860. 2 vols. London, 1864.Google Scholar
  18. Pallegoix (D. J.), Description du royaume de Thai ou Siam. 2 vols. Paris, 1854.Google Scholar
  19. Rivière (P. Louis), jam. Paris, 1937.Google Scholar
  20. Satow (E. M.), Essay towards a Bibliography of Siam. Singapore, 1886.Google Scholar
  21. Wheatcroft (R.), Siam and Cambodia London, 1928.Google Scholar
  22. Wales (H. G. Q.), Siamese State Ceremonies, Their History and Function. London, 1932.Google Scholar
  23. — Ancient Siamese Government and Administration. London, 1934.Google Scholar
  24. Wood W. A. R.), A History of Siam. London, 1926.Google Scholar

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