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cultural history of Angkor by Henri Stierlin

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Published by Aurum Press in London .
Written in English


  • Art, Khmer.,
  • Angkor (Extinct city)

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Le monde de Angkor.

Statementtext and photographs by Henri Stierlin ; [translated by Erika Abrams].
SeriesGreat civilizations, Great civilizations
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p. :
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16587355M
ISBN 100906053676

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history and treasures of an ancient civilization. Author: Stefano Vecchia; Publisher: White Star Editions ISBN: N.A Category: Art Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» 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.   Angkor, the great medieval city located near the Tonlé Sap (the "Great Lake") in northwestern Cambodia, was abandoned by Khmer rulers in the fifteenth century in an effort to find a capital that could be more easily defended against the expansionistic Thais.   Although Angkor Wat was no longer a site of political, cultural or commercial significance by the 13th century, it remained an important monument for . Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance. The park is inhabited, and many villages, some of whom the ancestors are dating back to the Angkor .

Before , Cambodian culture and artistic expression were informed by the greatness of the past. The Khmer empire owed much to Indian influence, but its achievements also represented original contributions to Asian civilization. The magnificent architecture and sculpture of the Angkor period (–), as seen in the temple complexes at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, marked a high point . About The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor. The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor reflects the results of a research programme conducted by Charles Higham over the last twenty years, highlighting much entirely new, and occasionally surprising, information and providing a distinct perspective on cultural change over two book covers the background of environmental change.   An introduction to the history and culture of the Khmer empire, Khmer is a guidebook to the significant monuments of the empire, covering Cambodia and Thailand, including Angkor . Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples. Author: Dawn Rooney Pages: Published: Odyssey Books & Guides, ISBN: Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and.