The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor

Charles F. W. Higham

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780197263037
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734007 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor

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This lecture discusses the origins of the civilisation of Angkor. The location of this civilisation presents several unique advantages, such as sufficient rainfall and permanent settlement. It looks at the dynasty founded by Jayavarman in Angkor, which lasted for two-hundred years. Most of the lecture presents archaeological findings and maps, which provide a look at the ancient kingdom in Angkor.

Keywords: origins; civilisation of Angkor; Jayavarman; archaeological findings; maps; ancient kingdom

Chapter.  15705 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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