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  • Title: A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival
  • Author: John A. Tully
  • ISBN: 9781741147636
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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, JohIn 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.
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    Commentaires:

    J.M. Hushour
    A nice, terse, sufficient history of one of the most unfortunate countries in the world. Seriously, folks, it couldn't really get much worse for poor ol' Cambodia whose once grand history descended into a kind of 20th-21st century hell that I could only liken to being locked in a closet with Richard Simmons for a week of primal scream therapy. First the French, then the Americans and the Vietnamese basically undermined and levelled the whole goddamn country either directly or indirectly through [...]

    molly
    I would argue that Cambodia has had the toughest last 500 years of any country in existence. Certainly other countries have had remarkably bad moments in history, but damnCambodian bad luck has lasted pretty much since the downfall of the Angkorian empire. It probably would have been wiped off the map by contentious neighbors if not for French imperialism in the 19th century (maybe the only good result I can think of as a result of European imperialism) The US dropped more bombs on the populatio [...]

    AJ
    With zero background of the country or history I found this book relatively easy to read. A great primer of Cambodian history all the way up to the present. This book was a real eye opener for me. I learned a lot and a lot of present day world politics make more sense after having read this book.

    Benjamin
    Good informative summary of the troubled nation, but I felt like in the modern era, it started glossing over colloquial details in favor of facts, figures, and parties. Also pretty clearly tendential and eye-rollingly emotive at times.

    Scott Gilbert
    As an American who grew up during the Vietnam War, I thought I knew a bit about Cambodia. This book shattered my ignorance thoroughly. The chain of oppression, poverty, and mayhem that makes up Cambodia's history is a horrifying, fascinating study. The United State's psychotic bombing of the country, carefully outlined here, has changed my view of my own government forever. Most sadly, I had thought that Cambodia had reached a calmer point in its history and been able to recover somewhat from th [...]

    Korynn
    Well if you're looking for a short history of cambodia you've found one. It fulfills its promise precisely. It really is a broad, fast-paced overview of Cambodia's history and politics (which boggle the mind even in the less detailed version). The only real annoyance I had with it was that the author kept referencing Francois Bizot's memoir The Gate for some gods unknown reason even though I'm sure there's loads of memoirs about the Khymer Rouge. Perhaps he really liked it. Or maybe he figured i [...]

    Joseph
    This book seems a fairly comprehensive review of the Khmer people and Cambodian history. The author brings an insightful perspective into the factors that have affected the development (or in the case of when the Khmer Rouge were in power, the destruction) of Cambodia and the mindset of the people. There were many references that were a little beyond my knowledge and I would say to the non-historian this book is somewhat esoteric.

    Jim Driscoll
    As someone who just wanted some background on an interesting country in SE Asia, I thought this book was a good overview of the history of the country.It covered all the high points, and seemed reasonably complete. I did wish it had gone into more detail on military matters, as well as the life of the common people - it was primarily a book which examined the political history of the country.

    Enrique Muñoz
    Fascinating read a political history mostly; virtually nothing on art or social culture, religion, philosophy, & economics. Enlightening nevertheless since my starting knowledge base was zero. Easy reading flow with minimal digression or far fetched opinions as is so often the case in other history writings.

    Eddie Ashcroft
    An interesting insight into the history of Cambodia from early pre-colonial days to post Pol Pot period. It's a good read and provides an understanding of relationships between countries in the region throughout history, the alliances that have been forged and the plight of the peasants throughout this process. A country that has much to offer but hamstrung through its administration.

    Lemon
    I would say this is a fairly comprehensive book to start with if you are already interested in Cambodia and want a brief overview to start with. I wouldn't recommend it to people who aren't already interested, as it doesn't exactly make Cambodian history come alive.

    Raz
    I visited Cambodia in 2014 and felt I knew shamefully little about the country so bought this book. I've just got around to reading it, and enjoyed a lot. It is very short but I found it useful and engaging.

    Kate Tilley
    If you are going there, read this. There is much more to Cambodia than the Khmer Rouge, but you'd never hope to understand it without getting the backdrop. Who has time to do the undergraduate study? So, this is just enough.

    Kristen
    Concise and interesting.

    Michal Huniewicz
    Great, non-pretentious introduction to the history of Cambodia, with a lot of references and quotes for future research.

    Lesley
    A succinct and straight forward account of Cambodian history. Certainly clarified the often tortuous developments of the twentieth century that has led Cambodia to its present situation

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