Facing the Cambodian Past. Selected Essays 1971-1994. DAVID CHANDLER.

Facing the Cambodian Past. Selected Essays 1971-1994.

Chiang Mai. Silkworm Books. 1996. Stock ID #154881

vi + 331pp, index, wrappers a little worn, a good paperback copy. These 19 essays cover a range of themes and problems as perceived by a leading student of Cambodia's past. They include studies of the leper-king myth at Angkor, post Angkorean normative poems, nineteenth century perceptions of the moral order, and royally sponsored human sacrifices in rural Cambodia in the 1870s. Other essays deal with aspects of the colonial period and the revolutionary era (1975-79). The collection closes with two essays, written sixteen years apart, that deal with what the author calls the tragedy of Cambodian history. David Chandler is a Professor of History and research director at the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University. His previous books include A History of Cambodia, The Tragedy of Cambodian History and Brother Number One: a political biography of Pol Pot. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 154881).

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