Journals Higher Education

$65.00

Hardcover

04 September 2008

256 Pages | 10 line

5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195342475


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Phnom Penh

A Cultural History

Milton Osborne

Cityscapes

Osborne provides a colorful history of Cambodia's capital city. He sheds light on Phnom Penh's early history, when first Iberian missionaries and freebooters and then French colonists held Cambodia's fate in their hands. The book examines one of the most intriguing rulers of the twentieth century, King Norodom Sihanouk, who ruled over a city of palaces, Buddhist temples, and transplanted French architecture, an exotic blend that remains to this day. Osborne also describes the terrible civil war, the Khmer Rouge's capture of the city, the defeat of Pol Pot in 1979, and Phnom Penh's slow reemergence as one of the most attractive cities in Southeast Asia.

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