Further reading

Chapters in textbooks

Saldais, M. et al, (2012), Oxford Big Ideas, History 8: Australian Curriculum, Oxford University Press.

Woolacott, A. (ed) (2012), History for the Australian Curriculum, Book 2, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Reference Books

Dagens, B. (1995), Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire, Thames and Hudson, New Horizons Series, London.
Contains descriptions of Angkor by Diogo do Couto, a Portuguese trader and chronicler of the Portuguese empire who wrote in the 1580s. His description is based on the account of a Portuguese Capuchin friar who had visited Angkor in c. 1586. This account was only recently discovered and was published in 1954.

Harris, P. trans., (2007), Zhou Daguan: A Record of Cambodia: The Land and its People, Silkworm Books, Bangkok.
A recent translation of the chronicle of the Chinese diplomat Zhou Daguan who visited Cambodia in the late 13th century.

Freeman, M., and Jacques, C., (2003), Ancient Angkor, River Books, Bangkok.
An excellent illustrated guide book which has been reprinted each year to 2011.

Ortner, J. et al, (2006) Angkor, Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire, Abbeville Press, New York.


User-friendly overview and
introduction to the topic for
teachers by a teacher.
Angkor and the Khmer Empire (802 –1327)
Hinduism, start with the basics, then
move to the more comprehensive.
Religion Facts: Hinduism
Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism
Downloadable guides and
image collections, excellent
resources for teacher and
student use
Suryavarman Stock Photos and Images
Temples of Angkor
Sacred Destinations – Angkor
A Guide to the Angkor Monuments
EFEO: French School for the
Far-East,founded in 1900 to
conduct research on the
civilizations of Asia.
The EFEO in Phnom Penh, Cambodia