Le Cambodge

by Etienne Aymonier

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Publication: Leroux Editeurs, Paris - Google Books

Author: Etienne Aymonier

Pages: 535

Language : French

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Seminal essay on Cambodia, the land, its people and its history. Then director of the Ecole Coloniale, Etienne Aymonier was the first to give an overview of the Angkor rediscovery in the 1800s. His collection of Angkorian sculptures and bas-reliefs mouldings was a central piece in the founding of Musee Guimet in Paris.

Tags: geography, Khmer history, Angkor rediscovery, sculpture, linguistics

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Etienne Aymonier

Étienne François Aymonier (26 Feb 1844, Le Chatelard, France – 21 Jan 1929, Paris), French linguist and explorer, was the first French scientist to extensively survey the ruins and inscriptions of the Khmer empire in today's Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and southern Vietnam. Le Cambodge (three volumes published) from 1900 to 1904, remains to these days an important source for geographers, historians and epigraphists.

First director of the École Coloniale, he assembled a large collection of Khmer sculpture later housed in the Guimet Museum, Paris. He is also the author of a dictionary of the Cham language.