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Angkor and the Khmer Civilization

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 240 Nombre de pages
A panoramic tour of Cambodian history traces its rediscovery in the mid-nineteenth century and what the latest findings have revea... Lire la suite
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Description

A panoramic tour of Cambodian history traces its rediscovery in the mid-nineteenth century and what the latest findings have revealed about Khmer civilization, documenting such periods as the five-century part-Hindu, part-Buddhist empire, the gradual abandonment of Angkor, and the move of the capital downriver to the Phnom Penh area. Reprint.

Auteur

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. Among his many other books are The Maya, Breaking the Maya Code, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and, with Sophie Coe, The True History of Chocolate.



Texte du rabat

The Classic-period kings ruled over the Khmer empire from AD 802 for more than five centuries, and this book, newly available in paperback, examines the massive architectural achievements of this period, including the huge capital city of Angkor, with the awe- inspiring Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious structure.



Contenu

1. Introduction; 2. The Setting; 3. Peoples and Languages; 4. The Khmer before History; 5. Winds of Change: The Early Kingdoms Period; 6. The Classic Angkor Period: From Kingdom to Empire; 7. The Life and Culture of Classic Angkor; 8. The Post-Classic Period: Decline and Transformation; List of Rulers; Notes; Further Reading

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
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Code EAN: 9780500284421
ISBN: 978-0-500-28442-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Thames and Hudson
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 240
Poids: 640g
Taille: H241mm x B159mm
Année: 2004
Auflage: New ed.