Laotian Pages: A Classic Account Of Travel In Upper, Middle And Lower Laos

by Raquez, Alfred; William L Gibson Et Al (Trans.)

Laotian Pages: A Classic Account Of Travel In Upper, Middle And Lower Laos

Price:  US$40.72   (SGD56.55*)
Format:  Paper Back, 553 pages
Published:  2019, Denmark, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9788776942489
SB#:  063055 (140)

About This Book

Laos, 1900 - a frontier land caught in a power struggle between Eastern kingdoms and Western colonial powers, a fertile place teetering between an ancient pastoral existence and the modern machine age. Alfred Raquez's Laotian Pages vividly describes his exploration of the diverse kingdoms of Laos at the turn of the last century with the same Parisian verve and ironic turn of mind that he brought to his first travel book. Raquez's keen eye and sensitivity to the exotic in both nature and human culture, combined with a mastery of the genre and his hallmark conversational style, transport the reader to the largely unexplored frontier of fin-de-siecle Indochina. Long known only to specialists on the history and ethnography of the region, this new work presents a scholarly translation into English together with Raquez's original photographs that will finally allow a wide audience to experience the joys and hardships of travel in a land that is both timeless and forever changing.

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