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    Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples & Places) (Hardback) By (author) Michael D. Coe


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    DescriptionThe Classic-period kings ruled over the Khmer empire from 802AD for more than five centuries, and this volume examines the massive architectural achievements of this period, including the huge capital city of Angkor, with the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious structure. It also draws attention to the imperial road system that bound together the region's provincial centres. The gigantic hydraulic system, still a source of controversy, is believed by many to have provided the agricultural basis of Angkor's grandeur and power, and its nature and function are discussed here. The final chapter describes the post-Classical period that set the stage for the entry of the Khmer into the modern era.

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    Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael D. Coe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 857 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500021170
    ISBN 10: 0500021171

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F, 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HDD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, HIS048000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 959.602
    LC classification: DS554.98.A
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHF, JBCC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    130 illustrations, (22 colour )
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. Among his many other books are The Maya, Breaking the Maya Code, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and, with Sophie Coe, The True History of Chocolate.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction - 2. The Setting - 3. Peoples and Languages - 4. The Khmer before History - 5. Winds of Change: The Early Kingdoms Period - 6. The Classic Angkor Period: From Kingdom to Empire - 7. The Life and Culture of Classic Angkor - 8. The Post-Classic Period: Decline and Transformation - List of Rulers; Notes; Further Reading