The Impact of Political Instability on the Education of the Saṅgha in the 17th Century Siam

Venerable Khammai Dhammasami

Abstract


From 1569 to 1809 there were periods of great instability at Ayutthaya, in which the monarchs, if they were strong enough, felt the need to apply greater control over the Order. One of those periods that has drawn our attention is some critical years during the reign of King Narai (1656-1688).


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