Phnom Penh A Cultural History by Milton Osborne

As a one-time resident of Phnom Penh and an authority on Southeast Asia, Milton Osborne provides a colorful account of the troubled history and appealing culture of Cambodia's capital city. Osborne sheds light on Phnom Penh's early history, when first Iberian missionaries and freebooters and then French colonists held Cambodia's fate in their hands.

The book examines one of the most intriguing rulers of the twentieth century, King Norodom Sihanouk, who ruled over a city of palaces, Buddhist temples, and transplanted French architecture, an exotic blend that remains to this day. Osborne also describes the terrible civil war, the Khmer Rouge's capture of the city, the defeat of Pol Pot in 1979, and Phnom Penh's slow reemergence as one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia.

 

Book Details
Title: Phnom Penh A Cultural History (Cityscapes)
Author: Milton Osborne
ISBN-10: 019534247X Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0195342488 Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0195342475 Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0195342482 Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Length: 256 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 13.6 ounces

 

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