"A short essay on Vietnam's geopolitical history, from pre-civilization
times to the 20th century."
Southeast Asia, 500-1000 A.D. [Timeline of Art History,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"In both mainland and island Southeast Asia, smaller confederacies
amalgamate into larger polities. The Dvaravati kingdom of the Mon speakers
and the various Pre-Angkorian sites associated with the Khmers are
the best known on the mainland. The accession of Jayavarman II in the
early ninth century marks the beginning of the powerful Angkor dynasty
that will control much of the region from the tenth through the thirteenth
century. The Shailendras, who control the maritime realm of Shrivijaya
in the eighth and ninth centuries, and build the famed Borobudur, are
prominent in Indonesia." With a period overview, list of key events,
and ten related artworks.
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