By Grant Evans

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Those beyond the muang were khon pa, ‘wild forest dwellers’, beyond the pale 21 Laos—PAGES 12/4/02 2:10 PM Page 22 A Short History of Laos of civilisation. Tribal Tai, being non-Buddhist, were on the margin, and no doubt an important motivation for conversion to Buddhism among these Tai was to escape categorisation as kha. All the Tai states were polyethnic, made up of Khmer, Mon, highlanders, ‘sea gypsies’, among others. There was no expectation of a uniform language in everyday discourse, although Buddhism provided a universal ritual language, pali.

The king’s son, with support from the principality of Nan, dispersed the Le forces and retook the capital of Lan Xang and its devastated territories. 1501–20), also a younger brother. Challenged by the powerful Sinitic civilisation to its east, these kings quickly established close relations with Ayudhya, now the most powerful Tai state in the region, and political, cultural and commercial influences flowed from there into the re-emergent kingdom of Lan Xang. Rise and fall of Lan Xang The sixteenth century saw the rise of Lan Xang to the height of its power, although even at its height it remained in the shadow of Ayudhya, the other major Tai kingdom in the region.

The uprising was given support by some of the nobility in the northeast, but others stayed loyal to Bangkok. Anou’s forces took Nakhon Ratchasima by using the subterfuge that they were marching south to help Bangkok resist a British invasion. They were stopped only when they reached Saraburi, by a large army quickly assembled by Bangkok, which pushed them back. Anou’s retreating army compelled as many people as they could to march with them to the north, and slaughtered those who resisted. The uprising, however, ended in a fiasco.

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