A History of Cambodia

A History of Cambodia

Book - 1992 | 2nd ed
Rate this:
Perseus Publishing
"This clear and concise volume provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Hailed by the Journal of Asian Studies as an “original contribution, supe"

This clear and concise volume provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Hailed by the Journal of Asian Studies as an “original contribution, superior to any other existing work,” the first edition ended in 1953 with Cambodia’s independence from France; the second carries the narrative forward to the present. In the new material, Chandler focuses especially on the unstable but influential career of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the bloody reign of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, and the relative calm that followed the Vietnamese invasion of 1979. This comprehensive general description and analysis of Cambodia will illuminate—for specialists and general readers alike—the history and contemporary politics of a country long misunderstood.


Book News
Extends the history of the Southeast Asian country from 1953 (where the first edition ended) to the peace negotiations of 1990. Includes the career of Prince Norodim Sihanouk, the regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and the relative peace after the 1979 invasion by Vietnam. Draws heavily on primary sources. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of A History of Cambodia provides a timely look at this increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Hailed by the Journal of Asian Studies as an "original contribution, superior to any other existing work," the first edition ended in 1953 with Cambodia's independence from France; the second carries the narrative forward to the peace negotiations of 1990. In the new material, Chandler focuses especially on the unstable but influential career of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the bloody reign of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, and the relative calm that followed the Vietnamese invasion of 1979. This concise yet comprehensive work will illuminate--for specialists and general readers alike--the history and contemporary politics of a country long misunderstood.

Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press ; North Sydney, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 1992
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780813309262
0813309263
9781863731157
1863731156
Branch Call Number: 959.6 1992
Characteristics: xv, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IndyPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top