Cambodia

The Khmer Kings and the History of Cambodia: BOOK II by Kenneth T So

The fall of Angkor did not provide the coup de grâce to Cambodia. The kingdom was still relatively strong after the Angkor period up until the fall of Longvek in 1594. After Naresuan had conquered Cambodia, he took back to Ayutthaya all the Khmer treasures such as sacred manuscripts, chronicles, books of code of laws, custom and tradition, skilled people, and a great number of Khmer families.

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The cuisine of Cambodia by Nusara Thaitawat

A unique cookbook which combines culture and history in its presentation of these traditional Cambodian recipes. The dishes range from fish, rice and noodles to fruit preserves and desserts, and come from the kitchens of roadside vendors and the Royal Household itself.

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Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land by Henry Kamm

In Cambodia: Report from a Stricken Land, former Southeast Asia correspondent for the New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Kamm gives a clear and definitive history of contemporary Cambodia from 1970 to the present. For more than thirty years, Kamm's high-level political and military connections allowed him unparalleled access to the leaders who shaped Cambodia into what it is today.

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An Illustrated History of Cambodia by Philip Coggan

Beginning with a definition of who the Cambodians are, this fully illustrated history then tracks back to the earliest kingdoms before 800 AD, followed by an investigation of the creation of the magnificent city of Angkor and Cambodia’s centuries of greatness up to 1400 AD. The following chapter describes the times from 1400–1860, which were centuries of crisis, succeeded by the recovery during next 100 years when the country came under the influence of the French.

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Coming Our Way in 2018

Merging of Rivers at Phnom Penh Riverfront
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Now that 2018 is in full swing, let's take a look at some of the new books about Cambodia that will be coming our way during the year ahead. Please note that the 'expected' release dates may change without notice. However, all books are available for pre-order from Amazon with a price guarantee. The list below is by no means complete as many more titles become available as the year progresses.

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Cambodia Marco Polo Pocket Guide by Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Pocket Guide Cambodia: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips
Explore Cambodia with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the country's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in Cambodia. Let Marco Polo show you all this incredible country has to offer…

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The Khmer Kings and the History of Cambodia: BOOK I by Kenneth T So

The history of Cambodia is essentially the history of the Khmer kings. Power can be very seductive and addictive; and for this reason, kings or people with power would not voluntarily relinquish what they had and they would use any means necessary to maintain their control for absolute power. Sometimes it was easier for the king to rule his country than his family. This was certainly true for Cambodia when the kings begat many children from their multiple wives and concubines, creating many possible successors in competition for his throne.

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Insight Guides Laos & Cambodia by Insight Guides

Laos and Cambodia maintain a formidable allure for travellers - thoughts of paradise beaches and ancient temples are enough to set feet itching. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Laos and Cambodia, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this fascinating and dramatically beautiful country, home to eight of the world's ten highest mountains.

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