The History of Cambodia

by Justin Corfield

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October 2009


Pages 165
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics World History/Politics and Government
Series Description

The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations

Every school and public library should update its resources with these engagingly written and succinct narrative histories of the world's nations covering prehistoric times through today. Based on the most recent scholarship, each history provides a chronological narrative examining the political, cultural, philosophical, and religious continuities in the featured nation's long, rich history in an exploration of how its people came to be who they are today. Each volume includes a chronological narrative history, a timeline of events, biographical sketches of key figures, a glossary, and a bibliographic essay.


". . . this work succeeds in presenting an introduction to Cambodian history suitable for both public and academic libraries."ARBAonline

"This reference for students and general readers overviews the history of Cambodia, from the fall of Angkor and the French Protectorate period (1432-1863) to the present. More than half of the book is dedicated to the period from 1970 through the present, with chapters on the Khmer Republic, Democratic Kampuchea, the second civil war, the road to democracy, and Cambodia under Hun Sen. An introductory chapter overviews the country's geography, political institutions, economy, and culture. The book includes b&w historical and contemporary photos, a chronology, profiles of key figures, and a list of acronyms."Reference & Research Book News

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