New PDF release: A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (Short

By John Tully

ISBN-10: 1741147638

ISBN-13: 9781741147636

Temples and killing fields, amazing rivers and impenetrable forests, a prior packed with glory and decline Cambodia is a land of contrasts. A millennia in the past it was once an empire on the top of its strength, development the titanic temple complexes of Angkor. Now, 1000 years later, ravaged through clash and a genocidal civil warfare, Cambodia reveals itself being affected by democracy, beset via corruption and at the lowest finish of the worldwide spectrum of monetary wealth.

In this concise and compelling background, John Tully charts Cambodia's previous from the richness of the Angkorean empire, during the darkish a long time of the 18th and early nineteenth centuries, the period of French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, and the Pol Pot regime to its contemporary incarnation as a fallacious democracy.

Cambodia continues to be an exciting enigma to the skin global. With a dismal list of struggle, famine and invasion that experience all threatened to wreck it, Cambodia's survival is a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.

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