Lecture 8. The Khmer Revolution

This is a discussion of the Khmer socio-economic matrix in terms of its innovation of Cholan kovil practices. It outlines the hydro engineering and the social systems that were integrated by the Khmer to create a uniquely powerful polity in SE Asia. The main case study is Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat), which can be understood as a spatialization of Mouth Meru, here adapted to the local geographical conditions.


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