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Selection of Sanskrit Inscriptions

Bhattacharya, Kamaleswar [u.a.] (Hrsg.):
A selection of Sanskrit inscriptions from Cambodia / ed. by Kamaleswar Bhattacharya in collaboration with Karl-Heinz Golzio. - [Siem Reap] : Center for Khmer Studies, 2009. - 187 S. : zahlr. Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-999950-51-07-5
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This volume was made possible by a multi-year grant from the Center for Khmer Studies, as a contribution to the revision of the works of the great pioneers in the field, Auguste Barth, Abel Bergaigne, Louis Finot and George Coedès. Admirable as they are, theses works contain numerous errors of reading and translation.
   For nearly a millenium (from the 5th to the 14th century), Sanskrit remained the cultural language of Cambodia, with all poetry and philosophy written in Sanskrit, while Khmer was reserved for practical purposes - exactly as with Sanskrit and the Dravidian languages in South India. The temple inscriptions in Sanskrit constitute the only literature, strictly speaking, that has come down to us from that period in Cambodia. They also provide valuable insight into the intellectual, spiritual, social and economic environment of the temples to which they are related, and point to some of the fantastic ideas current in popular belief as well as in 'scholarly' writings. [Vom Rückentext]

Introduction. 5
Phnoṃ Bàyàṅ. 13
Foundation stele of Práḥ KÔ. 25
Bàkoṅ stele inscription. 43
Lolei temple tower inscriptions. 65
   Lolei, North 1st range A & B. 66
   Lolei, North 1st range, B1. 73
   Lolei, North 1st range, B2. 75
   Lolei, North 2nd range. 77
   Lolei, South, 1st range. 79
   Lolei, South, 2nd range. 81
Foundation stele of Lolei. 82
Sdok Kak Thoṃ. 123

KAMALESWAR BHATTACHARYA, Docteur ès Lettres (Paris, 1962), retired, some 12 years ago, as a Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris. Among his many publications are: Les Religions brahmaniques dans l'ancien Cambodge, d'après l'épigraphie et l'iconographie (Paris, 1961); Recherches sur les vocabulaire des inscriptions sanskrites du Cambodge (Paris, 1964 and 1991); L'Ātman-Brahman dans le Bouddhisme ancien (Paris, 1973); The dialectial method of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyāvartanī) (Delhi, 4th ed. 1998); Some Thoughts on Early Buddhism with special reference to its relation to the Upaniṣads (Pune, 1998); and Le Siddhāntalakṣaṇaprakaraṇa du Tattvacintāmaṇi de Gaṅgeśa ... (Journal Asiatique, 1977-2005). Early in his career, as a Cambodian epigraphist, he had the privilege of being a student and an assistant of George Coedès - the greatest scholar in the field of all the times. Prof. Bhattacharya is a member of the board of the Center for Khmer Studies.
KARL-HEINZ GOLZIO, study of classical Indology, religious studies and Oriental art, Ph.D. 1981. Among his publications are the critical edition of Max Weber's study on Hinduism and Buddhism (Tübingen 1996) and the translation of The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions into German (Düsseldorf 1999). Special interest in the history of Cambodia resulted in the publication of Geschichte Kambodschas (Munich 2003) and Chronologie der Inschriften Kambojas (Wiesbaden 2006) and some articles on the same subject in Siksacakr (Journal of the Center for Khmer Studies) and German journals. At present he is working on the expansion of Buddhism in South and South East Asia from the time of the Buddha to the 15th century.

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