A Short History of Cambodia
From Empire to SurvivalBook - 2005
In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia's past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community. Detailing the depressing record of war, famine, and invasion that has threatened to destroy Cambodia, this discussion shows its survival to be a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: 959.6 Tul
Characteristics: xiii, 268 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Cambodia