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Early Missionaries in Bangkok
   


ISBN :   9789747534832
WL Order Code :    E22272
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  Farrington, Anthony

Early Missionaries in Bangkok
:The Journals of Tomlin, Gutzlaff and Abeel 1828-1832
     
   
      

Early Missionaries in Bangkok brings together the journals of Tomlin, of the London Missionary Society at that time; Gutzlaff, a German with some medical training and connected with the Netherlands Missionary Society; and Abeel, appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Their experiences and observations are among the very few glimpses of Bangkok and its Chinese community in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama III, as seen through “Western” eyes and recorded in the more enduring part of their journals. The extensive passages devoted purely to biblical quotations and Christian moralizing have been omitted. Anthony Farrington’s introduction sets the journals in historical context.


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