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Authors: Jacques, Claude
Title: A propos de modifications dans quelques temples d'Angkor et leur signification pour l'histoire khmère
Date: 1998
Source: Southeast Asian Archaeology 1994: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archeologists
Place of Publication: Hull
Publisher: Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull
Language: French
Abstract: The 13th century at Angkor is generally described as a century of decadence. The author tries to demonstrate that this is not the case and that, among others, the anti-Buddhist crisis is a proof of vitality. This is manifest at such large Hindu monuments as Angkor Vat or the Baphûon where terraces and avenues were added: this is the reason why the Chinese traveller Zhou Daguan was so admirative of the city at the end of the 13th century. Later on, this same vitality of Khmer civilization did not fade away
however, most art pieces were made of timber and have now disappeared.
Date Created: 10/5/2009
Editors: Manguin, Pierre-Yves
Volume: 1
Page Start: 195
Page End: 205