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The civilization of Angkor

Author: Charles Higham
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise, comprehensive account of the prehistory and history of Cambodia's most celebrated civilization, culminating in the 12th century with the splendor of Angkor Wat. A multidisciplinary synthesis for students and general readers that melds evidence from art, archaeology, and other sources.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Higham
ISBN: 0520234421 9780520234420 9780520242180 0520242181
OCLC Number: 47823136
Description: xv, 192 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'One of the Marvels of the World' --
What was Angkor? --
The origins of states --
Influence from India --
The importance of rice --
The Prehistoric Period in South-East Asia: 2300 BC-AD 400 --
Rice cultivation: its origins and importance --
The Bronze Age --
The Iron Age --
The Earliest Civilization in South-East Asia: AD 150-550 --
Funan, the delta state --
Oc Eo, a trading port --
Angkor Borei --
Recent archaeological research in the delta --
Inscriptions --
Agriculture --
The Early Kingdoms of Chenla: AD 550-800 --
A noble family --
Jayavarman I --
Other dynasties --
The social hierarchy --
The temple --
The concentration of power --
The Dynasty of Jayavarman II: AD 800-1000 --
Jayavarman II and the establishment of royal power --
Jayavarman III --
Indravarman I --
Yashovarman I --
Royal control of the centre and provinces --
An established state --
Yashovarman's sons --
Jayavarman IV --
Harshavarman II and Rajendravarman I --
Jayavarman V --
The dynasty of Jayavarman II: royal power and social organization --
The extent of the kingdom --
New court titles and duties --
Beyond the capital: control in the provinces --
The legal system --
The dynasty of Jayavarman II: conclusions --
The Dynasty of the Sun Kings: AD 1000-1080 --
Suryavarman, the builder and restorer --
The countryside after civil war --
The achievements of Suryavarman I --
Udayadityavarman II --
The Dynasty of Mahidharapura: AD 1080- --
Jayavarman VI, Dharanindravarman I and the accession of Suryavarman II --
Suryavarman II.
Responsibility: Charles Higham.
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A concise, comprehensive account of the prehistory and history of Cambodia's most celebrated civilization, culminating in the 12th century with the splendor of Angkor Wat. A multidisciplinary synthesis for students and general readers that melds evidence from art, archaeology, and other sources.

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