Prince Damrong Rajanubhab Formation of Historical and Archaeological Knowledge in Siam during 2440-2450 BE.


  • Julispong Chularatana The thesis advisor : Asst. Prof. Dr., Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ittigorn Thongkamkaew The master student of the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


Inspection, Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, History of Siam, Archaeology of Siam


This article aims to present the process of gathering information and forming local historical and archaeological Siamese locality through the travel for inspection of civil servants and the minister of the Ministry of Interior in Siamese provinces during the period that Prince Damrong Rajanubhab was the minister (2435–2458 BE.), which was when Siam’s elite established an absolute monarchy and integrated it into the centralized system. The trend of studying historical and archaeological knowledge of colonial states has spread to Siam stimulating the interest of noblemen and civil servants, especially in the Ministry of Interior, of gathering relevant information such as stone inscriptions annals and city legends. This information helps people compile and link the history of each locality with the history of Siam. Forming knowledge through the travel for inspection is also a significant part of recoding national history for clarifying the identity of Siamese along with creating legitimacy towards local area management under the policy of centralization.


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Chularatana, J., & Thongkamkaew, I. (2020). Prince Damrong Rajanubhab Formation of Historical and Archaeological Knowledge in Siam during 2440-2450 BE. Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, 42(1), 45–61. Retrieved from