The other chapters extend this to a general history of Cambodia and Khmer civilization. As general background, Coe describes the "rediscovery" of Angkor and the history of archaeological work on it, and provides information about flora and fauna and peoples and languages. He covers prehistory and the "early kingdoms" period of "Funan", Oc-Eo, and Angkor Borei, and includes brief introductions to Hinduism and Buddhism. And a final chapter covers post-Classic history down to the colonial period.
Coe is a historian but not a Cambodia specialist — he is best known for his work on the Maya. At this level of detail that is not a real disadvantage and Angkor is a nice synthesis, an informative work which packs in a lot of detail but which is also a lot of fun to read. Extensive illustrations — black and white photographs and maps as well as the colour plates — help to make it attractive as well. I highly recommend Angkor: And the Khmer Civilization for anyone after a short history of pre-colonial Cambodia.
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