Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers

Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers

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Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers by Michel Jacq-Hergoualc'h

Essential reading not only for those with interest in the history of war and weaponry but for all who seek a better understanding of the brilliant culture of the creators of Angkor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789745240964
Publisher: Orchid Press
Publication date: 06/25/2007
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.85(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vi
Preface   Professor Jean Boisselier     ix
Notice concerning the captions to the drawings     xii
Introduction     xiii
Part 1
The documents     3
The army and its technological sophistication     13
The organization of the army
War chariots     41
The cavalry     53
War elephants     61
The infantry     82
Allies, mercenaries, and enemies     98
The importance and function of the field forces in relation to each other     110
Boats used in warfare     127
Part 3
Military accessories     141
Military bands and musicians     141
Flag and emblem bearers     144
The 'commissariat'     155
Camp followers     164
Conclusion     173
Bibliography     175
Index     177

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