Phnom Penh - A Cultural & Literary History

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Forever linked in the public mind with the Pol Pot tyranny, Phnom Penh only became Cambodia's permanent capital in 1866. This book presents the cultural and literary history of Cambodia's capital, exploring its colonial past, the long reign of King Sihanouk and the horror of the Pol Pot regime.
Phnom Penh in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic, architectural, cultural and historical elements that make up the city and each title is written and researched by an academic expert. An Epilogue offers thoughts on the future of the city, suggested further reading and indices of literary and historical names and famous places and attractions.
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Weight 0.391000
Author Milton Osborne
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781904955405
Pages 256
Published 25/01/2008
Publisher Signal
Section Travel Writing: General
Series Cities of the Imagination
Size Unfolded 14x22cm
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