[INDOLOGY] Medieval cities discovered in Cambodia

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Sat Jun 11 10:09:10 UTC 2016

Very interesting indeed. But "largest 12th century empire"? Are they forgetting Song China
and the Abbasid Caliphate? And what of the Cholas?  I imagine that the superlatives are
intended for consumption by journalists and funding agencies. In all events, this is wonderful
research and it will be good, one day, to see it placed more fully into the larger South and East Asian contexts
of the period. 

Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago


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