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Kawila and his brothers claimed lineage of a much more recent king of common origins. Thipchang (or Thipchak), sometimes called “the Vagabond” in the Chiang Mai Chronicle, was originally a hunter “…wise and clever at firing guns and arrows”41 who came to power in Lampang after ousting the corrupt ruler there, and subsequently helping the city successfully fight off attacks from Lamphun in 1732. , 76. Saraswati, 137. 41 Wyatt & Aroonrut, 143. 39 40 Page 40 Woodhouse Chapter 2 or seven-part-rulers), who together ruled western Lan Na from the capital of Chiang Mai for more than a hundred years.
2 Rebuilding Lan Na’s Population and Economy: 1775 - 1850 The conquest of Chiang Mai in 1565 marked the start of a 200-year period in Lan Na history which is best understood as one of indirect colonial rule and cultural continuity. Under Burmese rule, the ruling elites of troublesome Lan Na cities were often deported wholesale to Burma. Whatever noble families remained in the various Lan Na cities were not permitted to intermarry. This policy effectively undermined the old networks of marital and kinship ties between the numerous muang, allowing the Burmese to divide and rule.
Interview With Mom Chao Jongjitrathanom Diskul, By S. Sivarak - Includes an Appendix of Her and Her Father [Prince Damrong]. , 1986. 20 21 Page 16 Woodhouse Chapter 1 provide another tremendous resource for the cultural historian of this era. Thus the research for this dissertation has drawn from a wider sort of archive, bringing together written, oral and visual “documents” to construct a cultural history of the Fifth Reign. In keeping with my use of a broader cultural “archive,” I attempt to include as many visual images as possible to aid the reader in imagining the space and environment of the Siamese palace afresh.
A ''Foreign'' Princess in the Siamese Court: Princess Dara Rasami, the Politics of Gender and Ethnic Difference in Nineteenth-Century Siam by Leslie Ann Woodhouse