The Khmer Empire

by Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond

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


Type: hardback

Publisher: River Books Press

Edition: #122 at Angkor Database Library.

Authors: Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond

Pages: 280

ISBN: 978-9749863305

Language : English

Well before the LIDAR campaigns startet to show the extent of Angkor´s urban and geographical spread from the sky, researchers had surmised Angkor archeological complex was much more than an addition of temples and sacred sites. This richly illustrated coffee table book is a vivid introduction to the town organization and the mix of secular and religious purposes of Angkor planning.

Tags: urbanism, history, Khmer Empire

About the Authors


Claude Jacques

Claude Jacques (1929-2018) was the head of EPHE (IVe section), and special counselor for Angkor with UNESCO. Epigraphist and researcher, he has been an indefatigable force in the recognition of Angkor monuments as part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

King Norodom Sihamoni recognized his contribution by awarding him the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sahametri in June 2017.

See "Monsieur Angkor", a bio profile by Aedeen Cremin in Mekong Review here.

Claude-Jacques-Elsie-Herberstein.jpg#asset:4005Watercolor Portrait by Elsie Herberstein for The Mekong Review
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Philippe Lafond