Angkor And The Khmer Civilization

Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500021171
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The ancient city of Angkor has fascinated Westerners since its rediscovery in the mid-nineteenth century. A great deal is now known about the brilliant Khmer civilization that flourished among the monsoon forests and rice paddies of mainland Southeast Asia, thanks to the pioneering work of French scholars and the application of modern archaeological techniques such as remote sensing from the space shuttle. The classic-period Khmer kings ruled over their part-Hindu and part-Buddhist empire from a.d. 802 for more than five centuries. This period saw the construction of many architectural masterpieces, including the huge capital city of Angkor, with the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious structure. Numerous other provincial centers, bound together by an impressive imperial road system, were scattered across the Cambodian Plain, northeast Thailand, southern Laos, and the Delta of southern Vietnam. Khmer civilization by no means disappeared with the gradual abandonment of Angkor that began in the fourteenth century, and the book's final chapter describes the conversion of the Khmer to a different kind of Buddhism, the move of the capital downriver to the Phnom Penh area, and the reorientation of the Khmer state to maritime trade. Angkor and the Khmer Civilization presents a concise but complete picture of Khmer cultural history from the Stone Age until the establishment of the French Protectorate in 1863, and is lavishly illustrated with maps, plans, drawings, and photographs. Drawing on the latest archaeological research, Michael Coe brings to life Angkor's extraordinary society and culture. 130 illustrations, 22 in color.

The Maya

Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: NWU:35556041035981
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Surveys the cultural development and intellectual achievements of one of the most advanced civilizations in the aboriginal New World.

World Of Wonder

Author: Laurie Triefeldt
Publisher: Quill Driver Books
ISBN: 1884956718
Size: 14.70 MB
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Presents alphabetized entries that discuss civilizations, arts, events, places, and people in world history, from the Algonquin Indians to the Vikings.

Angkor Wat

Author: Alison Behnke
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822575856
Size: 20.70 MB
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Traces the history and development of one of the largest ancient structures in the world, Angkor Wat.

Mcdougal Littell World History Patterns Of Interaction

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781490283111
Size: 19.18 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to McDougal Littell World History, Patterns of Interaction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Ancient Lives

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781478417873
Size: 10.51 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Lives. In this book, you will learn topics such as Acquiring the Record, How Did People Live?, Individuals and Interactions, and Studying the Intangible plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.