Khmer: history and treasures of an ancient civilization

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White Star, 2007 - Art - 207 pages
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Steeped in spirituality, rich in an architectural heritage that gave the world such treasures as the temple of Angkor Wat and admired for the creation of a sophisticated irrigation system, the Khmer have long been a source of fascination to us. Through hundreds of superb photographs and insightful text, this impressive volume explores the evolution, development, and decline of this once-mighty civilization. Starting with the emergence of the Khmer or Angkor Civilization that came into existence during the period from 802 to 1431 A.D., Stefano Vecchio traces the history, outlining the milestones and shedding new light on the beliefs, politics, scientific developments, and artistic efforts of the Khmer.

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User Review  - Marija S. - Goodreads

Truth be told, I only read excerpts from this book in adapted Croatian version, but the text was confusing, uninteresting and unclear. The photographs are stunning, though, however they are not enough to influence the rating. Read full review

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Contents

lNTRODUCTlON
26
LlI
50
TEXTS
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About the author (2007)

Stefano Vecchia is the editor-in-chief of the magazine Popoli. Previously, he was head of Asia News, the first Italian agency dedicated to information about Asian Countries and peoples.