Angkor Database

Books

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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Women and Power, Behind The Apsara Smile


Lost Goddesses

by Trudy Jacobsen

Goddesses, princesses and village girls exist at the core of Cambodia's history and founding legends. How the social status of women has been dwarfed for centuries, and how history can empower the youngest female generations.

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A History of Cambodia

by David P. Chandler

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

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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

Zhou Daguan's Customs of Cambodia new translation

by Solang & Beling Uk

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

Shadow Over Angkor

by King Norodom Sihanouk & Julio A. Jeldres

First part of King Norodom Sihanouk's memoirs

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Language: English

Sambaur Prei Kuk

by Michel Tranet

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

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Language: French

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

Cambodia Captured

by Jim Mizerski

Angkor's First Photographers in 1860's Colonial Intrigues

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The Khmer Empire

by Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond

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

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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

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

Khmer Ceramics, beauty and meaning

by Dawn F. Rooney & Robert McLeod

150 items from Khmer ceramics private collections

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Language: English

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

Voyage au Cambodge, l'architecture khmer

by Louis Delaporte

Major essay on Khmer architecture, past and relatively modern

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Language: French

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Stories in Stone

by John Burgess

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Language: English

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

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

Mémoire collective chez les Khmers et leurs voisins

by Joseph Thach
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Languages: English, French