Angkor and the Khmer Civilization

Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500052105
Page: 304
View: 536
The ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia has fascinated scholars and visitors alike since its rediscovery in the mid-19th century. All are wonderstruck by the beauty and multiplicity of the sculptures that adorn its temples and structures and are overwhelmed by the sheer size of Angkor. There is nothing to equal it in the archaeological world. A great deal was already known about the history of Angkor and the brilliant Khmer civilization that built it thanks to pioneering work by archaeologists and scholars, but our knowledge has now been completely revolutionized by cutting-edge technology. Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) has revealed entire cities that were previously unknown and a complex urban landscape with highways and waterways, profoundly transforming our interpretations of the development and supposed decline of Angkor. In this comprehensively updated edition of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, respected archaeologist Michael Coe is joined by Damian Evans, who led this remarkable programme of scientific exploration, to present for the first time in book form the results and implications of these ground-breaking discoveries that are rewriting history.

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105616144
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 7272
Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

Author: Ooi Keat Gin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659988
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
View: 1833
Brunei, although a relatively small state, is disproportionately important on account of its rich resource base. In addition, in recent years the country has endeavoured to play a greater role in regional affairs, especially through ASEAN, holding the chair of the organisation in 2013, and also beyond the region, fostering diplomatic, political, economic and educational ties with many nations. This book presents much new research and new thinking on a wide range of issues concerning Brunei largely drawn from Bruneian academics. Subjects covered include Brunei’s rich history – the sultanate formerly had much more extensive territories and was a key player in regional affairs; the country’s economy, politics, society and ethnicities; and resource issues and international relations.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Kambodscha

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3829785534
Category: Travel
Page: 424
View: 9761
Lonely Planet Kambodscha (aktuellste Auflage in Deutsch)- die schönsten Reiserouten- Übersichtliche Gliederung der Regionen in 6 Hauptkapitel- viele inspirierende Bilder- Farbige Sonderkapitel: Top-Highlights, u.v.m.- Mehr als 400 Seiten geballte Infos und 58 detaillierte KartenLonely Planet Kambodscha ist der ideale Reiseführer für alle, die individuell unterwegs sind. Erledigen Sie mit der Besichtigung von Angkor Wat also nicht nur Ihr Pflichtprogramm, sondern machen Sie einen Spaziergang mit einer Elefantenherde in der Provinz Mondulkiri oder eine Motorrad-Tour auf der alten Angkor-Straße von Beng Mealea zum Tempel Preah Khan. Und wer Party nonstop will, vergnügt sich an den Stränden Serendipity und Occheuteal bis zum Sonnenaufgang. Wo übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und für jeden Geldbeutel.Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, ein Farbkapitel mit 10 Top-Erlebnissen, 3D-Pläne der schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten, Reiserouten, Hintergrundthemen sowie Glossar. Das E-Book basiert auf:3. deutsche Auflage 2014, übersetzt von Cambodia, 9th edition, August 2014Lonely Planet Publications PtyMehr Informationen zu Lonely Planet Reiseführern unter: www.lonelyplanet.deUnser Special- Tipp:Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch das Setzen von Lesezeichen und Ergänzen von Notizen.... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book in sekundenschnelle mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!Bitte beachten Sie: Nicht alle Lesegeräte unterstützen sämtliche der praktischen Zusatzfunktionen unserer E-Book-Reiseführer gleichermaßen. Wir bitten Sie, dies vor dem Kauf zu berücksichtigen.

The Maya

Author: Michael D. Coe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500289020
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 7151
"The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya." Expedition"


From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500290767
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1754
"This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Updates begin with the earliest periods: one of the enduring puzzles surrounding Mexican prehistory, the origins of maize farming, has at last been solved. There are insights into the latest finds at the Olmec sites at Chiapas de Corzo and Zazacatla. The classic city of Teotihuacan continues to yield discoveries, changing the way we look at this major site. The Post-Classic Huastec people are covered in greater detail. And the unearthing of burial deposits in the center of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan has led to a new understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area."--Page 4 of cover.

Ancient Angkor

Author: Michael Freeman,Claude Jacques
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780834804265
Category: Travel
Page: 232
View: 5492
The Khmer civilization centred on Angkor was one of the most remarkable to flourish in Southeast Asia. Between the 8th and the 13th centuries, a succession of Hindu and Buddhist kings created magnificent temples in stone. Their elaborate carvings and intricate architecture amazed the first Europeans who visited in the 19th century and continue to fascinate today, when after many years of political turmoil, Angkor is once again accessible. The renowned French scholar Claude Jacques has studied Angkor and its history for the past 30 years, while Michael Freeman has made many photographic trips there during a 15-year period; Ancient Angkor embodies the fruits of their collaboration and includes the results of new research and discoveries made during recent excavations. Detailed plans and descriptions unravel the complex reliefs of Angkor Wat and the Bayon, while small but interesting temples not covered in other books are also described. Grouping the temples into easy-to-visit itineraries, and with useful hotel and travel information, Ancient Angkor will serve both as a history of the temples in its own right and an invaluable companion guide.

The Mysteries of Angkor Wat

Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Temple
Author: Richard Sobol
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763641669
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 42
View: 2417
A guided tour by local children leads the author--and readers--inside an ancient Cambodian temple and around its ruins, where they explore the mysteries of the site and discover a little-known secret. 12,000 first printing.

Architectural Conservation in Asia

National Experiences and Practice
Author: John H. Stubbs,Robert G. Thomson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317406192
Category: Architecture
Page: 598
View: 2003
At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for effective cultural heritage management that will inform study and practice both in Asia and beyond. Whereas architectural conservation in much of the Western world has been extensively documented, this book brings together coverage of many regions where architectural conservation has been understudied. Following on from the highly influential companion volumes on global architectural conservation and architectural conservation in Europe and the Americas, with this book the authors extend their pioneering global examination to the dynamic and evolving field of architectural conservation in Asia. Throughout the book, the authors and regional experts provide local case studies and profile topics that bring depth and insight to this ambitious study. As architectural conservation becomes increasingly global in practice, this book will be of considerable assistance to architectural conservation practitioners, site managers and students of architecture, planning, archaeology and heritage studies worldwide.

Die Kunst der Champa

Author: Jean-François Hubert
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783106352
Category: Art
Page: 349
View: 4450
Das Königreich von Champa deckte um 500 n. Chr. einen weiten Teil des heutigen Vietnam ab. In der Umgebung von Nha Trang findet man heute noch einige wundersame Spuren davon. Die Champa-Bildhauerei verwendet verschiedene Materialien, vor allem Sandstein, aber auch Gold, Silber und Bronze; diese Werke von unvergleichlicher Originalität veranschaulichen die indische Mythologie. Dieses mächtige Königreich wurde um 1500 nach und nach durch die unaufhaltsame Wanderung der Vietnamesen Richtung Süden ("Nam Ti n") zerstört, die ursprünglich in der Region des Roten Flusses angesiedelt waren. Der Autor untersucht, beschreibt und kommentiert die verschiedenen Stile der Champa-Skulpturen und bezieht sich dabei auf eine umfassende und bisher unveröffentlichte Ikonografie.

The Treasures of Angkor

Author: Marilia Albanese
Publisher: White Star Editions
ISBN: 9788854401174
Category: Art
Page: 287
View: 4412
Angkor, at the heart of the Khmer empire, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. This guidebook explains the development of the civilization's strongly symbolic art. It is of interest to students, art and archaeology enthusiasts, and the many travellers to Cambodia.

Der Deal

Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364446071X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 2468
Mission: Frieden. Einsatz: Tod. Eine streng geheime Einsatztruppe des US-Präsidenten agiert hinter den Frontlinien internationaler Krisengebiete – und hinter dem Rücken der CIA. Ihre Mission: Frieden mit Geld erkaufen. Kopf der «Hit Parade» ist Ex-CIA-Agent Jeffrey Gertz, der seine Leute mit harter Hand führt. Doch dann wird ein Agent in Pakistan zu Tode gefoltert. Gertz beauftragt seine beste Mitarbeiterin mit Ermittlungen im Nahen Osten und in Europa. Sophie Marx gerät dabei in ein Netz aus Intrigen, Gewalt, Korruption – und in das Visier eines hochintelligenten Feindes. Eines Feindes, der seinen ganz persönlichen Rachefeldzug gegen die Geheimdienste der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika führt. Ignatius ist ein Meister. (The Economist) Sein neuer Thriller ist Extraklasse ... Rasant, spannend und von politischer Brisanz. (Deutschlandradio Kultur) Genau die Sorte von Politthriller, die intelligent unterhält und bei der man am Ende glaubt, doch wieder ein bisschen mehr kapiert zu haben, wie der Laden hier auf dem Globus so tickt. ( Für alle Spionagethrillerfans ist dieser Roman ein Muss! ( Ja, lesen Sie selbst. Abgezockt, realitätstüchtig, formelfrei und sehr intelligent! (Meier) Ein grandioser, erschreckend realistischer Roman über die Verflechtung von Politik, Moral und Finanzen. (Publishers Weekly) Rasant, furchtlos und voller höllischer Wendungen. (Guardian) Auf beunruhigende Weise vorausschauend. (Sunday Express) Beeindruckend! ... Lesefreude mit einem intelligenten Plot, aktuell und informativ ... Klasse Figurenauswahl, der hochinteressante Handlungsort Pakistan und ein mehr als passendes Romanende machen Der Deal zu einem Lesevergnügen. (Hammett Krimibuchhandlung) Keiner kennt die Welt der CIA-Operationen im Nahen Osten so gut wie David Ignatius. (Seymour Hersh) CIA-Agenten bewundern Ignatius, weil er besser als jeder andere Schriftsteller die Feinheiten ihres Geschäfts versteht. Faszinierend. (George Tenet, ehemaliger Direktor er CIA)

Along the Royal Roads to Angkor

Author: Yoshiaki Ishizawa
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Category: Photography
Page: 199
View: 8815
From the ninth to the fifteenth century, the Angkor Empire was the greatest civilization in Southeast Asia, reaching from the coast of Vietnam to Myanmar, from southern Laos down to the Malay Peninsula. At the heart of this great kingdom ruled by god-kings rose the magnificent towers of Angkor Wat and the nearby capital city of Angkor Thom. The rulers of Angkor were great builders and engineers. They fed their people with a sophisticated irrigation system that made the Cambodian plains green year-round, and they built a network of roads connecting the capital to all the major outlying cities. Along the Royal Roads of Angkor is a photographic journey following those royal roads, featuring 165 stunning images of the many beautiful Angkor-period temples and monuments in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Photographer Hitoshi Tamura has also captured scenes along the road recording the contemporary lives of the descendants of the Khmers, Chams, Thais, and Mon and Qoi peoples of ancient Angkor. An informative text by Yoshiaki Ishizawa treats the rise and fall of the empire, and the achievements of its rulers, and discusses the important temples and other buildings in detail.

Die Schätze von Angkor

Author: Marilia Albanese
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937606774
Page: 287
View: 8830

The ancient civilization of Angkor

Author: Christopher Pym
Publisher: Signet
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 6051

Adoration and Glory

The Golden Age of Khmer Art
Author: Emma C. Bunker,Douglas Latchford
Publisher: Art Media Resources Limited
Category: Architecture
Page: 495
View: 2126
Adoration and Glory is a celebration of centuries of artistic achievements of the Khmer peoples, a civilization nearly forgotten. The Khmer empire created one of the world's most glorious traditions of sculpture and architecture, inspired and influenced by the spiritual and in particular the Tantric, Hindu and Buddhist cultures and religions of India. The domains of the Khmer grew from a collection of small kingdoms to an empire that encompassed much of present day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Due to Cambodia's more recent historic past, decades of political turbulence and isolation the public hardly got a chance to admire the magnificent artistic creations of this nearly forgotten culture. For the first time now this book offers a comprehensive overview of the outstanding capabilities and craftsmanship of ancient Khmer artists. Many important pieces in stone, bronze, silver and gold are published here for the very first time. As the book brings together the wealth of the Khmer culture, the authors were able to gain access to private as well as public collections worldwide to give unparalleled access to more than 150 objects. With the inclusion of Tantric Hindu and Buddhist images never seen in public and new technical research into manufacturing techniques by leading museum scientist Dr Pieter Meyers, the publication suggests many fresh interpretations of Khmer art and culture particularly at a time when the authenticity of newly excavated material is often in question. From the beginning, the book gained the support of HRH Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Kingdom of Cambodia as well as the Directors and teams at the National Museum of Cambodia. Both accessible and scholarly, this book represents an important resource for connoisseurs and aficionados of art, art historians, collectors and all those interested in the cultures of South East Asia. It contributes to a new and deeper understanding of Khmer art, and encourages further research and worldwide interest in helping Cambodia to protect and celebrate its rich artistic past. - Description by Crunruh Books.


Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples
Author: Dawn Rooney
Publisher: Odyssey Publications
ISBN: 9789622177277
Category: History
Page: 488
View: 3373
The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area of over 77 square miles in northwest Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries, the classic period of Khmer art, are unrivaled in architectural greatness. They are, undoubtedly, one of the wonders of the world, astounding in their splendor and evoking a real sense of awe... This beautifully illustrated book contains background information on Khmer history, religious beliefs and legends depicted on the bas-reliefs, as well as descriptions of the architectural features. This detailed, monument-by-monument guide to the sites includes detailed maps and plans, plus information about four newly opened temple complexes accessible by helicopter!

The World Book Encyclopedia of People & Places

Author: World Book
Publisher: World Book
ISBN: 9780716637967
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 1632
View: 6714
A set of six volumes that each presents individual nations and other political or geographic units through articles of two or more pages.

Die Konstituierung von Cultural Property

Author: Regina Bendix,Kilian Bizer,Stefan Groth
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
ISBN: 3941875612
Category: Cultural competence
Page: 320
View: 1552
Kann Eigentum an Kultur sinnvoll sein? Das Interesse, Cultural Property dem Markt zuzuführen oder dies zu verhindern und hierdurch kollektiven oder individuellen, ideologischen oder ökonomischen Gewinn zu schaffen, gestaltet sich unter den stark divergierenden Bedingungen, die Akteure in einer postkolonialen, spätmodernen Welt vorfinden. Die interdisziplinäre DFG-Forschergruppe zur Konstituierung von Cultural Property beleuchtet diese seit einigen Jahren in der Öffentlichkeit mit wachsender Brisanz verhandelte Frage. Die Forschergruppe fragt nach der Konstituierung von Cultural Property im Spannungsfeld von kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen, juristischen und hiermit auch gesellschaftspolitischen Diskursen. Dies bedingt auch die in dieser fokussierten Form neue Zusammenarbeit von Fachwissenschaftler/innen aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie Rechts-und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Die Unterschiedlichkeit des disziplinären Zugriffs auf einen Forschungsbereich zeigt sich in den in diesem Band vermittelten ersten Ergebnissen aus der laufenden Forschung genauso deutlich wie die Notwendigkeit, disziplinäre Standpunkte in gemeinsamer Arbeit zusammenzuführen, um den Konstituierungsprozess von Cultural Property zu verstehen.