Angkor and the Khmer Civilization

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Author  Michael D. Coe
Publisher  Thames and Hudson
Publication Date   October 27, 2003
ISBN  0500021171
Pages  240

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Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer civilisation flourishing in southeast Asia from AD802 onwards and at its centre was Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive study of Angkor from its prehistoric origins to the 19th century. Michael Coe uses up-to-date archaeological research to trace the history of the Khmer people and their culture and society, as well as thier language, the rise of the early kingdoms, the classic period of Khmer history and its eventual decline.

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