Khmer Civilization and Angkor
This book is intended for visitors to Cambodia and for anyone who is interested in a brief account of the history and culture of this once great empire. An indispensible introduction to the history and culture of one of the great classical civilizations. Angkor was the capital of an empire that covered most of Indochina, and this guidebook covers not only Angkor in detail but many other sites in Cambodia and Thailand. Snellgrove paints a vivid picture of the Khmer empire, putting the monuments in their historical, artistic and social context. His seemingly boundless energy and
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