“With Great Pomp and Magnificence”: Royal Gifts and the Embassies between Siam and France in the 1680s

When:10 May 2016, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Venue:Morven Brown 310 (map ref C20)
Who:Professor Giorgio Riello (Warwick)
Giorgio Riello

History Seminar Series

Abstract

In 1686 the ambassadors of the King of Siam were received by Louis XIV of France. This paper considers the role played by Siamese gifts and shows how this was just one of a series of exchanges of embassies, and how the gifts structures a mutual but asymmetrical relationship between France and Siam.

Royal Gifts

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