Facing the Cambodian past
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Facing the Cambodian past selected essays, 1971-1994 by David P. Chandler

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Published by Silkworm Books in Chiang Mai .
Written in English



  • Cambodia


  • Cambodia -- History

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About the Edition

General history of Cambodia early to modern.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid Chandler.
LC ClassificationsDS554.5 .C45 1996a
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 331 p. ;
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL337913M
ISBN 109747047748
LC Control Number97947786

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