Templation Library, a collection of print books selected for their general interest, their literary merit or the quality of their iconography.

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Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century

by Bernard Philippe Groslier

​Seminal compendium of major Spanish and Portuguese sources on Angkor, B.P. Groslier's work (initially published in French in 1958) is also an important contribution on the "decline and fall" of the Angkorian Empire.

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Brève et véridique relation des évènements du Cambodge

by Gabriel Quiroga de San Antonio & Antoine Cabaton

One of the first accounts of Angkor and the surrounding Kingdom of Cambodia by a Western traveler.

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Languages: French, Spanish

Khmers, L'éternel et l'éphémère

by Dunnara Meas

What is everlasting, and what fleeting? The question lies at the core of Khmer culture, and of Angkor history.

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Language: French

Vorvong & Saurivong, A Cambodian Tale

by Auguste Pavie

Khmer folktale collected by Auguste Pavie in 1881 on the road from Kompong Som to Oudong during an unplanned stay in a travelers lodge.

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Language: English

South East Asia in Images, 1935-1938

by Archimages@AngkorDatabase

Collection of drawings and paintings from the students of the Gia Dinh Fine Arts School

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Languages: English, French

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Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century

by Bernard Philippe Groslier & Charles Ralph Boxer & Michael Smithies

The first and only collection of Spanish and Portuguese written sources on Angkor, predating the Angkorian "rediscovery" by more than 300 years.

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Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Voyage et séjour aux ruines des monuments kmers

by Auguste Achille Hyppolyte Filoz

Picturesque account of the Aymonier-Delaporte mission to Angkor in the 1870s

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Language: French

Les racines d'Angkor

by Michel Tranet

The proto-historic Khmer culture reflected through the Phum Snay excavations

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Language: French

Zhou Daguan's Customs of Cambodia new translation

by Solang & Beling Uk & Daguan Zhou
Though the Chinese merchant and emissary's travelogue to Cambodia has been previously translated to French (the oldest one by Jean-Pierre...
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Languages: English, Khmer, Chinese

Mémoire collective chez les Khmers et leurs voisins

by Joseph Thach
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Languages: English, French

Selected Papers on Khmerology / Choix d'articles de khmérologie

by Saveros Pou
Linguist and ethnologist Saveros Pou has extensively written on Khmer culture, language and traditions. This compilation by Reyum Publishing (Phnom...
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Languages: English, French, Khmer

Studies on the Art of Ancient Cambodia

by Jean Boisselier
Ten articles by Jean Boissellier translated from the French offer a comprehensive and stimulating vision on Khmer statuary, its regional...
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Language: English

Angkor, Chronique d'une renaissance

by Maxime Prodromidès
Through a gallery of vivid portraits, the author describes the fascination Angkor triggered during the modern age among explorers, archeologists...
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Language: French

La photographie ancienne en Asie

by Jérome Ghesquière
A publication related to the 2015 exhibition of rare, ancient photographs taken (all before 1890) around Asia, from Afghanistan to...
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Language: French

Stories in Stone

by John Burgess

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Language: English

Banteay Srei at Angkor

by Louis Finot & Henri Parmentier & Victor Goloubew
Originally published in 1926, this is the first study of the "Women's Temple", an exquisite edifice with rich adornements. Written...
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Language: English

Tonle Sap

by Colin M. Poole & Eleanor Briggs
It all started on the banks and the crystal-clear waters of the Tonle Sap Lake, heart and pulmon of Khmer...
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Language: English

Melanges sur l'Archéologie du Cambodge

by Bernard Philippe Groslier
Close friend of King Norodom Sihanouk´s since childhood, Bernard Philippe Groslier, born in Cambodia the son of famous Khmerologist George...
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Language: French

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Lost Goddesses

by Trudy Jacobsen

The first study ever to address the place of women in Cambodian history, or what lays behind the Apsara Smile.

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Language: English

Cambodian Buddhism, History & Practice

by Ian Harris
The era of the last Kings of Angkor is when Theravada Buddhism in its specific Cambodian form starts to develop.
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Language: English

Zhou Dagan's "Customs of Cambodia"

by Michael Smithies

Another translation of the most ancient account of the life in Angkor by the Chinese merchant and traveler Zhou Daguan

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Language: English

Voyage au Cambodge, l'architecture khmer

by Louis Delaporte

Major essay on Khmer architecture, past and relatively modern

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Language: French

Khmer Ceramics, beauty and meaning

by Dawn F. Rooney & Robert McLeod

150 items from Khmer ceramics private collections

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Language: English

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor

by John McDermott

Twenty years of dreamlike, magical and yes, elegiac photography through the ruins of Angkor

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Language: English

Murder and Mayhem in 17th Century Cambodia

by Alfons van der Kraan

Anthony van Diemen versus King Ramadhipati I

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Language: English

The Khmer Empire

by Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond

Cities and Sanctuaries from the 5th to the 13th Century

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Language: English

Cambodia Captured

by Jim Mizerski

Angkor's First Photographers in 1860's Colonial Intrigues

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Un pèlerin d'Angkor

by Pierre Loti

One of the most inspired (and inspirational) travelogue on Angkor in the pioneering times

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Language: French

Sambaur Prei Kuk

by Michel Tranet

The Isanavarma Monuments (AD 615-628) and their surroundings

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Language: French

Shadow Over Angkor

by King Norodom Sihanouk & Julio A. Jeldres

First part of King Norodom Sihanouk's memoirs

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Language: English

Etudes sur le Ramakerti

by Saveros Pou

Respected Cambodian scholar Saveros Pou offers a collection of studies on the Khmer version of the Ramayana

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Languages: French, Khmer

A History of Cambodia

by David P. Chandler

One of the major must-read studies on Cambodia history.

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Language: English