May 1995, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Maps.
2. Images of the Khmers.
3. The Land.
4. Before History Began.
5. The Rise of Cities and Indian Influence.
6. The Beginnings of Khmer History.
7. The Early Khmer Kingdoms and the Rise of Angkor.
8. The Kings of Angkor.
9. The Immortals.
10. Daily Life.
12. Ruler and State.
13. Society and Economy.
14. Artists and Craftsmen.
15. Jayavarman VII and the Decline of Angkor.
16. From the Fall of Angkor to 1945.
17. Cambodia since 1945.
Appendix 1: Chronological Survey of Angkor's Rulers.
Appendix 2: The Periodization of Religious Art and Architecture.
Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading.
David Chandler is currently Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Professor of History at Monash Univesity and concurrently research director at the centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University. His previous books include Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot (1992), The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics, War and Revolution since 1945, (paperback edition, 1993) and A History of Cambodia (second edition, 1992).
* The first and only account in English of the origins, culture and history of the Khmers - the people originally of inner Cambodia, latterly of the whole country.
* The fullest reconstruction in any language of the history, religion and daily life of the great Angkor Empire (which flourished c.800 - 1400 AD) and whose colossal and jungle-buried architectural achievements have been the subject of intense archaeological investigation over 150 years.
* A history of the country's long period of trouble and decadence culminating in Pol Pot's murderous regime in the late 1970s.
* Fully illustrated with maps and photographs.