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Epigraphic Inscription XXXVIII, in which he promulgates a law in the vassal kingdom of Sukhodaya in 1397, is a document of peculiar importance for the study of legal history. It is the only known legislative text engraved on stone emanating from any of the Southeast Asian kingdoms. The inscription refers to the Dharmasastra, and couples it with the Raja S'astra, a list of legal decisions. Though these are called by their Sanskrit names, it is obvious that what was meant is the Dhammasattha, on which Ayudhyan law was based, and the Rajasattha (รัฐศาสตร์) 'science of kings' (modern Thai, 'political science',) which was then the body of laws enacted by his predecessors. (Later Siamese rulers used the hybrid forms Dharmasi'itra and Rajasiitra).