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Lao history revisited Paradoxes and problems in current research

Abstract : The historiography of what is now the country of Laos has remained relatively underdeveloped since the colonial period. The earliest scholarly works produced by Lao and foreign authors were based on certain assumptions that have remained unquestioned despite serious problems with the sources. Recent epigraphical and archaeological discoveries have permitted a rethinking of these assumptions, and hold out the promise of further revisions of our view of the Lao past. Particularly worth exploring are the cultural and artistic connections between the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang and the northern Thai kingdom of Lanna.
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Michel Lorrillard. Lao history revisited Paradoxes and problems in current research. South East Asia Research, IP Publishing, 2006, 14, pp.387 - 401. ⟨halshs-02371650⟩



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