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by Dawn F. Rooney,Peter Danford

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9622176836
Author:
Dawn F. Rooney,Peter Danford
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English
Publisher:
Odyssey Books & Maps; 4 edition (October 1, 2001)
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306 pages
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Author: Dawn F. Rooney, Peter Danford Title: Angkor (Odyssey Guides). Related pdf/epub/fb2 books

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Informationen zum Titel Angkor (Vierte Auflage) aus der Reihe Odyssey Guides . Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples (Angkor (Odyssey), 3rd ed) Peter Danford, Dawn Rooney Odyssey Publications, 1999 . Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples Dawn Rooney, Dawn F. Rooney Passport Books, 1997 . Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples Michael Freeman (photographer), Dawn Rooney, John Sanday (Ed. Odyssey Publications, 1997 .

The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area of over 77 square miles in northwest Cambodia

The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area of over 77 square miles in northwest Cambodia. This beautifully illustrated book contains background information on Khmer history, religious beliefs and legends depicted on the bas-reliefs, as well as descriptions of the architectural features.

Photographer Peter Danford was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Minnesota in computer science and east Asian studies. He is a freelance photographer and multimedia developer based in Hong Kong. I am an archaeologist but do not specialize in Asia. So, humbly, I took this guide with me when I was on my own as a tourist in Angkor. It was a spectacular reference. Breaks down the complicated set of ruins easily, and made my decisions about which temple to visit a breeze.

by Dawn Rooney, Peter Danford. ISBN 9789622176010 (978-962-217-601-0) Softcover, Odyssey Pubns, 1999

by Dawn Rooney, Peter Danford. ISBN 9789622176010 (978-962-217-601-0) Softcover, Odyssey Pubns, 1999. Find signed collectible books: 'Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples (Angkor (Odyssey), 3rd ed)'.

Book Description Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong, 1997.

Dawn Rooney writes with clarity, thoroughness and a balanced view of the monuments without talking down to (or . I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Dawn Rooney writes with clarity, thoroughness and a balanced view of the monuments without talking down to (or over the head of) the reader. Some books on this area read like travel brochures, others like snobby scholarly textbooks. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago.

Written by. Dawn Rooney. Manufacturer: Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong Release date: 18 December 1997 ISBN-10 : 9622174191 ISBN-13: 9789622174191.

The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor, cover an area of 77 square miles in central Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries--the classic period of Khmer art--are unrivaled in architectural g
  • Weernis
Dragged it from the US, and fully regretted it. i tried to read it, but it was a bit dry and really didn't do much to minimize the complexity of the place.
  • Grotilar
If I had to choose one item to take to Cambodia it would be the 4th edition of Dawn Rooney's book on Angkor. The background on the geography, religion, architecture, and cosmology in the first half of the book provides a wealth of information that will enhance anyone's trip to Angkor. The second half, grouped into ten recommended tours, details each temple by giving an overview of the site, the historical setting, and the layout, which in most cases is accompanied by a plan. Descriptions of the carvings are clearly written and add to one's enjoyment of the site. My only complaint is that Dawn Rooney didn't tell us more as she obviously loves Angkor and is most certainly one of the world's experts on the subject. I've read the book three times--before, during, and after my visit and, thinking about the lively narrative, good photographs, and comprehensive content, I may just read it again. I give this book five stars plus! Don't go to Angkor without it!
  • Tygrafym
The book is fully packed of information. But then could the PhD Dawn Rooney sources be trusted ? Dawn Rooney maybe written from a Thai perspective. She irrelevantly made many references of Khmer's words as Thai words. For example, on page 125 she wrote: " 'wat' is the Thai name for temple, which was probably added to Angkor..." [so it became 'Angkor Wat']. Also on page 180, refering to "Preah Khan" monument, she cited that it is a translated word from "Nagarajayacri" of Thai means "The City of Sacred Sword". Therefore, she seems to imply the monument Pheah Khan (which is about 1.25 miles north of Angkor Thom) was a Thai monument. Dawn Rooney is wrong on both of these instances. 'Wat' is and was always a Khmer word for temple or pagoda. And 'Preah Khan' always means sacred sword. Cambodia is rich of her own culture, tradition and language. It is the Thai who uses a lot of Cambodian words and modified them as their own language. The origin of Thai language, according to the research of UCLA Language Material Projects, published that it "has borrowed heavily" from Cambodian(Khmer) words.
The book is a fairly good reading but since Dawn Rooney did not get some of her facts straight, I wouldn't rate it for more than two stars.
If you are interested to learn about the Khmer and her ancestors who built Angkor, I found the French translated books are excellent sources. Most French authors are archaeologists or expeditors to Angkor Wat themselves. I highly recommend Claude Jacqes "Angkor : Cities and Temples" in which Michael Freeman's photographs are stunning!!
  • Skilkancar
I just returned from a week-long visit to Angor Wat and the surrounding temples and found this guide invaluable. It is concise and well-written, provides the historical background of the Khmer empire, and tells the visitor what to see and what he is seeing. I took the book with me everyday and feel that I would have missed a lot without it. It helped me to appreciate the spirit and beauty of the magnificent temples.
I wish that more books on ancient sites were as easy to understand and as helpful as this book. Anyone going to Angkor Wat should take this book with them.