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Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia

ISBN: 9786167339917

Author: William Chapman    Publisher: River Books

Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia. Designed to assist the adventu...


Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia. Designed to assist the adventurous visitor to the region, the book is also an armchair traveler’s introduction to many of the most historic and visually engaging monuments across seven nations: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Malaysia. In addition to background on and descriptions of individual sites, the guide provides essential tips for travelers and an extensive reading list and glossary. The result of over twenty years of research and site visits by the author, archaeologist, and architectural conservator William Chapman, Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia provides a succinct overview of the region’s many historic ruins and related sites. Over 450 illustrations and 150 maps bring these many sites to life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 170 x 232 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


Tags: October 2017   History   Travel
$65.00
Angkor's Temples in the Modern Era : War, Pride, and Tourist Dollars

ISBN: 9786164510463

Author: John Burgess    Publisher: River Books

A comprehensive examination of Angkor's last 120 years. Over 180 unusual and little-known photographs. Accessible scholarly treatment of one of the world's most...


A comprehensive examination of Angkor's last 120 years. Over 180 unusual and little-known photographs. Accessible scholarly treatment of one of the world's most iconic sites. Insights into Angkor's importance for the Khmer people. Insightful reflections on Angkor's transformation as a tourist destination. John Burgess masterfully brings to life the modern history of Cambodia s fabled Angkor temples, from their discovery by French explorers in the mid-19th century, through the decades of French colonialism, to the tragic wars and genocide in the latter part of the 20th century. He explains how the temples miraculously survive while so much of Cambodia has been lost or changed forever... An invaluable and riveting book about one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. -Jon Swain, author of River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam and Cambodia John Burgess, a seasoned journalist who has visited Cambodia many times since 1969, has written five absorbing books about Angkorian civilisation, including two finely imagined novels. His latest, Angkor's Temples in the Modern Era, is deftly written, sumptuously illustrated, and highly recommended. - David Chandler, author of A History of Cambodia John Burgess brings his writing skills and expert knowledge to the story of Angkor's relationship with the modern world. More than a thousand years ago, the Khmer civilization arose in what is now Cambodia. Its famous sandstone temples, such as Angkor Wat, are, except for the Cambodian people themselves, that civilization's sole survivors. Yet, despite many international attempts to protect the temples, the ravages of the 20th and 21st centuries wars, tourism, greed, politics, and plunder are a far greater a threat than the jungle ever was. Burgess' book is a must-read. - Stanley Cloud, former Saigon and Washington bureau chief of Time magazine 187 photographs. 1 map


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 170 x 232 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2021   History   Travel
$59.99
DUE > 31st May 2021
Catching The Light : A Journey Across Myanmar

ISBN: 9786167339832

Author: Birgit Neiser    Publisher: River Books

Much has changed in Burma since Birgit Neiser first visited in 1981. The country is now known as Myanmar, and military rule – which lasted nearly half a centu...


Much has changed in Burma since Birgit Neiser first visited in 1981. The country is now known as Myanmar, and military rule – which lasted nearly half a century – has given way to a tentative democratic process. Returning in 2010, at the cusp of this groundbreaking shift, Neiser began spending two months each year in Myanmar. To document ways of life she knew would soon start to disappear and to reach areas inaccessible to the casual visitor, the author travelled across the country – on the back of timber trucks in the mountains of Kachin state, by motorbike in northern Shan State, and onboard an old fishing vessel in the Andaman Sea. The result is Catching the Light – a dazzling collection of photographs that captures a unique moment in Myanmar’s social, cultural, and political history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 18-09-2017


$69.99
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