The first part of this study covers the technical, economic and site constraints of the famous ancient Khmer monuments, as well as the architectural concepts and decoration of the structures. It becomes clear that the realization of the plans was occasionally thwarted by technical limitations. The second part considers the buildings proper, focusing first on pre-Angkorean architecture, and the structures at Roluos. It then considers in turn the important shrines of Pre Rup, Tak Keo, the Bapuon and Angkor Wat, and concludes with a survey of the architecture from the reign of Jayavarman VII and wooden structures of the thirteenth century. The book also considers the historical and social context of these monuments, forming a clear expression of early Khmer society.
Cambodian Architecture, Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries
U.B. Samely and R.H. Barnes. With the assistance of A. Sio Amuntoda and M. Suda Apelabi
A Dictionary of the Kedang Language presents the first extensive published record of an Austronesian language on the remote Eastern Indonesian island of Lembata, a region on the boundary between Austronesian and Papuan languages.
Edited by Peter Post (General Editor), William H. Frederick, Iris Heidebrink and Shigeru Sato. Co-edited by William Bradley Horton and Didi Kwartanada.
Written by an international team of researchers the Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War presents a well-balanced view on the political, socio-economic and cultural developments in Indonesia in and around the complex period of Second World War. Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2010.
Edited by François Robinne and Mandy Sadan
Drawing on long term fieldwork and research in communities from Assam through to Laos, this book offers a unique level of reappraisal of the work of Edmund Leach and is a significant contribution to the development of a new regional anthropology of Southeast Asia.
Michael W. Charney
This study offers a comprehensive look at warfare -- its meaning, culture, technology, tactics, and organization -- in an area of the world previously neglected by military historians.
Jacques Dumarçay. Translated by Barbara Silverstone and Raphaëlle Dedourge
Carefully following their historical development, this volume describes the various construction techniques in southern Asia; carpentry layout, the setting of bricks, stone-cutting and stereotomy, as well as binders and plasterwork.
The first ever comprehensive survey work on the art and architecture of Thailand from the earliest times until the establishment of the Thai-speaking kingdoms. A systematic and elucidating history of pre-fourteenth-century Thailand in a volume indispensable to historians of art, religion, ...
Michel Jacq-Hergoualc'h. Translated by Victoria Hobson
This book attempts to give an accurate history of the Malay peninsula from the first centuries of the Chrisitan era to the 14th century, a story of city states and chiefdoms directly connected with the commercial relationship of the maritime Silk Road.
Gerry Abbott and Khin Thant Han
J.C. Eade and Lars Gislén
Even the historical expert is - understandably - terrified by the complications involved in the calculation of dates. Early Javanese Inscriptions puts the study of Indonesian epigraphical dating on a completely new footing, both in speed and in reliability. It examines the early Javanese ...
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