The Newsletter 69 Autumn 2014

Ghosts of the past

Shane Barter

Reviewed publication:
Jory, P. (ed.) 2013. Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand: Essays on the History and Historiography of Patani, Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, ISBN: 9789971696351

From time to time, an edited volume comes along whose table of contents and list of authors are simply exciting. Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand is one such volume. Editor Patrick Jory is joined by twelve eminent scholars to uncover not only the history of southern Thailand, but more specifically, its historiography, noting how local nationalists approach the history of Patani.