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Old Myths and New Approaches: Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia

CONTENTS

Contributors

Introduction
Marika Vicziany

PART ONE
NATURE AND HUMANS: ADAPTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Introduction to Part One

Alexandra Haendel

Chapter 1
General archaeological aspects and speculations concerning the red soil region east of the Mekong River in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

Heng Sophady

Chapter 2
Beyond the temples

Angkor and its territory

Christophe Pottier

Chapter 3
Mysteries of Angkor revealed

Hydrology and the siting of Angkor

Bob Acker

Chapter 4
The dynamics of Angkor and its landscape

Issues of scale, non-correspondence and outcome

Roland Fletcher & Damian Evans

Chapter 5
Religious architecture and irrigation in the plain of Phan Rang

William A Southworth

Chapter 6
Connecting the dots

Investigating transportation between the temple complexes of the medieval Khmer (9th–14th centuries CE)

Mitch Hendrickson

Chapter 7
Journeys and landscapes

Some preliminary remarks on ancient Javanese perceptions of the environment

Peter Worsley

PART TWO
SITES AND GROUPS OF BUILDINGS

Introduction to Part Two

David Chandler

Chapter 8
Temples and landscape in south Central Java

Véronique Degroot

Chapter 9
Mountains, forests and water

A new approach to the study of the Javanese temple complex of Sukuh

Jo Grimmond

Chapter 10
Life among the ruins

Habitation sites of Trowulan

John Miksic

Chapter 11
Speculation on landscape use in and around Sambor Prei Kuk

Heng Piphal

PART THREE
LIVING THE SITES: THE COMMUNITIES AROUND

Introduction to Part Three

Stuart Robson

Chapter 12
Incorporating the periphery

The classical temples of Southeast Asia and their social context

Alexandra Haendel

Chapter 13
Through the visualisation lens

Temple models and simulated context in a virtual Angkor

Tom Chandler

Martin Polkinghorne

Chapter 14
Graves, trees and powerful spirits as archaeological indicators of sacred spaces

Angelo Andrea Di Castro

Chapter 15
Imagery of the temple in Old Javanese poetry

Stuart Robson

Chapter 16
Mỹ Sơn and PôC Nagar Nha Trang sanctuaries and the cosmological dualist cult of the Champa kingdom

Trn Kỳ Phng & Rie Nakamura

Bibliography

Old Myths and New Approaches: Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia

   by Alexandra Haendel (editor)