Cultural Roots Of Violence In Malay Southern Thailand, Comparative Mythology
New. Ivanoff, an experienced anthropologist in Burma and Thailand, in this 333 page book introduces us to the oral literature of the Malay population of the provinces of Patani, Yala and Narathiwat in Southern Thailand. He sets out to show that much of the Malay discontent in this area stems from a need to re-discover their spiritual values as an antidote to "the restrictive dogma of Islam" and their own restrictive traditions. The exposition of his thesis is broken up into four parts, namely 1 - Epic Literature in Peninsular Thailand: a Coveted Isthmus, 2 - Myths and Epics, 3 - The Cycle of Hawe & 4 - Mythical Detours. There is also an extensive bibliography, many balck and white illustrations and three Appendices.
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