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The Resource Temple in the Clouds : Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear, John Burgess

Temple in the Clouds : Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear, John Burgess

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Temple in the Clouds : Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear
Title
Temple in the Clouds
Title remainder
Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear
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John Burgess
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Language
eng
Summary
Perched atop a five-hundred-metre cliff in the far north of Cambodia, Preah Vihear temple ranks among the world's holiest sites. It was built at a millennium ago as a shrine to the Hindu god Shiva by the same civilization that gave the world Angkor Wat. But modern times tragically transformed it into a battlefield prize. Cambodian factions fought each other for control during the country's long civil war, and in recent years the land around the temple has been the focus of a sometimes violent border dispute with Thailand. In 'Temple in the clouds, former Washington post correspondent John Burgess and author of two previous books on Cambodia, draws on extensive research in Cambodia, Thailand, France and the United States to recount the clifftop monument's full history, ancient and legal modern. He reveals previously unknown legal strategies and diplomatic maneuvering behind a contentious World Court case of 1959-1962 that awarded the temple to Cambodia. Written in a lively style, 'Temple in the clouds' brings new insight to one of Southeast Asia's greatest temples and most intractable border conflicts
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ERASA
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1951-
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Burgess, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Prasat Prĕah Vihéar (Cambodia)
  • Temples, Khmer
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Prasat Prĕah Vihéar (Cambodia)
  • Boundaries
  • Temples, Khmer
  • Travel
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
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Temple in the Clouds : Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear, John Burgess
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lord of the Summit -- The Temple in Its Golden Age -- The Empire in Decline -- The Curators from France -- Creating a Dividing Line -- The Place In Between -- A New Flashpoint in the Cold War -- The Fine Points of Jurisdiction -- The Flow of Water and the Meaning of a Map -- Cambodia Triumphant -- Military High Ground in a Brutal Civil War -- A Conflict Reborn -- Faith, Tourism, and Armed Stand-Off Among the Ancient Stones
Control code
ocn899977741
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9786167339542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Temple in the Clouds : Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear, John Burgess
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Lord of the Summit -- The Temple in Its Golden Age -- The Empire in Decline -- The Curators from France -- Creating a Dividing Line -- The Place In Between -- A New Flashpoint in the Cold War -- The Fine Points of Jurisdiction -- The Flow of Water and the Meaning of a Map -- Cambodia Triumphant -- Military High Ground in a Brutal Civil War -- A Conflict Reborn -- Faith, Tourism, and Armed Stand-Off Among the Ancient Stones
Control code
ocn899977741
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9786167339542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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