Chiang Mai Chronicle, The - 2nd editionby David K. Wyatt
David K. Wyatt and Aroonrut Wichienkeeo
For seven centuries, Chiang Mai has been the center of a lively culture and civilization in the hills of what is now northern Thailand. Owing to wide-spread literacy and an energetic intellectual life, these Thai frequently have written histories. One of the most important of these, the Chiang Mai Chronicle, was written in 1827 to explain the growth and strength of the Kingdom of Lan Na which Chiang Mai dominated, and to foresee a glorious future in the aftermatch of the terrible devastation of a generation of warfare.
This edition of The Chiang Mai Chronicle was prepared from a palm-leaf manuscript in the personal collection of Dr. Hans Penth of Chiang Mai. The manuscript was transcribed by David K. Wyatt and translated with the active assistance of Aroonrut Wichienkeeo. Extensive indexs and annotations assist the reader, and a dozen maps have been drawn especially for this edition.
About the authors
(1937–2006) was the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University.
is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.