Readers in Dublin may be interested in this talk br Dr Lesley Pullen at the Chester Beatty museum on March 26. Admission is free.
Siam Maritime Trade in the Golden Age 1350 to 1767
The Scottish photographer John Thompson first traveled to Asia in 1862 and reached Siam, present day Thailand, in 1865. This was only some 100 years after the fall of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya in Siam, which rose to power in 1350 bringing with it ‘the age of commerce’, otherwise known as ‘The Golden Age’.
Dr Lesley S Pullen, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS University of London