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by David P. Chandler

eBook A History of Cambodia download ISBN: 1863731156
Author: David P. Chandler
Publisher: Allen & Unwin / Westview Press (April 1992)
Language: English
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By David P. Chandler, Boulder. Colorado): Westview Press, 2008.

By David P. xiv, 365 pp. (Photographs. This latest version includes much of.

David Chandler, an emeritus professor of history at Monash University in Australia . I now live in Cambodia and have read several books on the topic. This on deserves to be read again and again as there is so much to absorb.

David Chandler, an emeritus professor of history at Monash University in Australia, is currently an adjunct Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University.

David Porter Chandler (born 1933) is an American historian and academic who is regarded as one of the foremost western scholars of Cambodia's modern history. Chandler currently resides in Australia, where he is an emeritus professor at Monash University as well as an adjunct professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University. Chandler was born in the United States in 1933

A History of Cambodia book.

A History of Cambodia book.

SBR: My luck with reading histories continued as I started reading A History of Cambodia by David P. Chandler. Like A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins that I read earlier, this book about Cambodia was just suitable for my purpose

SBR: My luck with reading histories continued as I started reading A History of Cambodia by David P. Like A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins that I read earlier, this book about Cambodia was just suitable for my purpose. I should have read it before our Cambodia trip a year and a half ago. But we acquired this book only in Cambodia and after returning back, it kept getting pushed down the to-read pile.

This latest version includes much of the new scholarship in Cambodian studies and more of the author’s own knowledge and insights on the subject. Most notably the chapters addressing the early period of Cambodian history through the fall of Angkor have been revised and the final chapter of the book has been extended up to the present

In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly .

In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

A History Book from a Different Perspective, Without Bias or Influence from the Different Races Invo. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. Professor Chandler is well-qualified to write a two-thousand-year Khmer history. I am amazed of what he knows about the details of the incidents throughout our history.

David Chandler has given us an absorbing and authoritative portrait of Brother Number One and a fascinating insight into Cambodia's cruel history. Superbly written, pioneering work.

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This is the definitive history in English, and arguably in any language, of a small country with a long and complicated, and at times terrible history. Chandler, who served as a diplomatic official in Pnom Penh before becoming a historian, brings the tools of his profession to bear. The account is well-sourced, and the footnotes provide an entry into the wealth of French-language and Cambodian sources. The narrative, which is dense, is propelled by Chandler's passion for Cambodia and its people. Those seeking something a little less complicated would do well to refer to his excellent textbook for high schools, "Cambodia: The Land and Its People." Now in its fourth edition, Chandler's history of Cambodia belongs in the collection of all students of Southeast Asia, as well as business people and tourists.
Book arrived as described per seller. Highly recommend to purchase as many publications by David P. Chandler on Cambodia for he is a highly regard scholar in the country and his research is reliable and valid more then most, if not all, books and publications on Cambodia. Thank you!
The coverage in this book is genuinely refreshing: from dim origins of the various ethnic and linguistic groups of Indochina; through the fascinating but frustratingly scant data on pre-Angkorean times; to the glory of Angkor itself; and then into the welcome light of more ample documentation, be it Chinese, European, Siamese or Vietnamese; and finally, of course, colonization, modern war, and the staggering horror of the Khmer Rouge. I believe that history--all history--is the mother of insight, and Chandler's work serves to bolster this opinion. Even the pre-Angkorean chapters--which, as I noted, are cursed by a paucity of evidence--fired my mind: I am now fascinated by the "indianization" of Southeast Asia that occurred in the first millenium AD. It struck me that it was one of the few times where a civilization spread its culture in a big way without either much violence or emigration. [Are there parallels with the contemporary global spread of American culture? True, American ascendance has not been without a torrent of violence--as amply recounted in this book--but I would submit that force has, if anything, hindered rather than advanced the adoption of American cultural norms.] This book is also a welcome antidote to the myriad histories of Southeast Asia that treat all the events before European colonization as the merest of preambles. We learn, for instance, that well before Cambodia became a disposable pawn in bloody post-war neo-imperialist games, it was long an important prize in a previous bipolar arena of gruesome geopolitical struggle--that between Vietnam and Siam in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Thus the tragedy of modern Cambodia does not lie in Western, patronizing visions of the Cambodians as innocent children, but rather in the story of a wordly civilization that had endured and survived so many depradations from outsiders, only to all but self-destruct in our own time.
Those who are fascinated with Cambodia, the Khmer language and the Cambodian people treasure the work of David Chandler. Clear and logical presentation are to be taken for granted. The author has for years set the standard toward which the next generation of Asia scholars strive. Even more rare than his impressive intellect is David Chandler's collegial approach to his subjects and his fellow researchers.

The 2005 publication in the Khmer language is a beautiful piece of work done in a very crisp and legible Khmer font. The set in both English and Khmer will make the best study aid ever available for students of Khmer and for native speakers studying English. Very encouraging to see the American Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Van Waveren Foundation assist with funding this project. [[email protected] & [...]
I am a Khmer History researcher and after reading this Khmer History, I'm very disappointed because this book has not covered the most important events from the start of Khmer history to Angkor Era, no any king was named except Queen Livyi and King Hun Tien. In fact,there were numerous king ruled the country during this time. And after Angkor era around 1400 to 1760 were blanks in this book there were numerous kings in this period too. Should not be called Khmer History but incomplete Khmer History. I just credit the author for good analysis in writing.
This is a very succint but adequate history of Cambodia, which started some 2,000 years ago with the Funan empire (1st to 6th centuries AD) and reached its peak with the Khmer empire (9th to 13th centuries AD) and its famous Angkor monuments. From then on, it was a steep downward slide into oblivion.
One just has to wonder how such a brilliant civilization could have disappeared even from the minds and memory of its own people. A Frenchman, Henri Mouhot, rediscovered the Angkor complex in 1860.