The Khmer Empire
by Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond
Language : English#122 at Angkor Database Library. - 280 pages - Hardback River Books Press
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.
About the Authors
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 a bio profile by Aedeen Cremin in Mekong Review here.