Topic: Summarize chapter 5: Cambodia After Angkor
Post-Angkor period was known as the less documents, inscriptions in Khmer historical time during the entering Chou Ta-Kuan who visited Angkor. Moreover, it was the period which the king Chan had restoration of some of the temple. During that time also provided the documentary about permanent shifts in Cambodia`s economy, foreign relation, language that verify the structure, values, the performance of Cambodia`s society. I. The Shift from Angkor to Phnom Penh
We can inference about the shift of city based on Chines`s evidence which tell us about the reasons that made the king change the city from Angkor to Phnom Penh. The first reason was Cambodia`s geographical center of gravity in fourteenth century connected with the rapid expansion of Chiness`s maritime trading. Then declining of Angkor after king Jayavarman VII death and the failure of nerve and major losses of population. Other related with rise of Ayudhya to the west and connected with complicated problem until 1860s between Cambodia`s king and Thai`s king. The suitability of Phnom Penh site that locate along the Chhutomok river ‘four face’ at the confluence of Mekong and the Tonlesap and it made Cambodian easy to trade with Loas , Chiness through this river to receive the incoming goods from China. On the other hand, it is likely that the shift of city to southeastern Cambodian elite seemed occurred a momentary trump, later legitimized and prolonged of regional interest and perhaps those belong to the overlord at the expense of people lingering near Angkor. The foreigners who came to trade in the new city might speak Malay from Champa or Indonesian island because it left in Cambodian `s language as ‘kompong’ mean ‘village or market’. Other foreigners were Chines who busily trading in the 1550s In the late fifteenth century, the social organization, bureaucracy and economic priorities of Angkor. The other reasons for the change were the emulation...
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