Aymonier, E. (Etienne), b. 1844. Cambodia - Volume 1: the modern kingdom

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Title: Cambodia - Volume 1: the modern kingdom

Published By: New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, 1953. 125 p.: ill., maps

By line: Étienne Aymonier

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Cambodians (AM04)

Subjects: Historical reconstruction (174); Topography and geology (133); Education system (871); Ordering of time (805); Verbal arts (5310); Music (533); Districts (634); Classes (565); Status, role, and prestige (554); Territorial hierarchy (631); Legal norms (671); Real property (423); Regulation of marriage (582); Family relationships (593); Slavery (567); Sex and marital offenses (684); Ethnic stratification (563); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: This source contains a part of the first volume of a three-volume work by Aymonier, 'Le Cambodge,' that is mainly concerned with the ancient Khmer culture and its monuments. It is considered a standard work but has been outdated by the later work of Lawrence P. Briggs. The text included here contains general descriptive information about Cambodia and it inhabitants during the late nineteenth century. The introduction includes information about the author and a general survey of the literature concerning Cambodia up to the year 1900. The chapters describe the geography; the people, their racial composition and number, their customs, religion, arts, and social classes; the kingdom, its organization, the king and his household, the royal classes; the law codes; the judicial organization; and slavery.

Document Number: 147

Document ID: am04-147

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English translation from French

Note: Translation of: Le Cambodge, I: Le Royaumme Actuel, Ernest Leroux, 1900. Translated from the French for Human Relations Area Files by Margaret Thompson. The original French text is not available in this database. Included in the Files: only the introduction (p. i-xxiii) and the first four chapters (p. 1-102) of Volume 1. The entire table of contents for Volume I has been added to the end of the text included in the files. The errata for the portion included will be found in on page 477; the corrections listed have been incorporated into the translation. Twenty-five figure.

Field Date: c. 1879

Evaluation: Linguist-4

Analyst: Margaret Vranesh ; 1953 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2012

Coverage Date: 1300-1900

Coverage Place: Cambodia

LCSH: Cambodia


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