By Joel Brinkley
Joel Brinkley - Cambodia's Curse
The glossy historical past of a afflicted Land
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the autumn of the Khmer Rouge to record at the country's fight to get over its past
About the Author
Joel Brinkley, a professor of journalism at Stanford college, is a twenty-three-year veteran of the New York Times. He has labored in additional than fifty international locations and writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column on overseas coverage. He received the Pulitzer Prize for overseas Reporting in 1980 and was once two times a finalist for an investigative reporting Pulitzer within the following years. this is often his 5th book.
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In piussi::t, Lithuania and Russia he had gained great honours. In the Muslim kingr dom of Granada and in Algiers, at Ayas in Armenia and Adalia in Asia Minor, he had performed worthy deeds of chivalry. He had been in fifteen mortal battles and he PREPARATIONS 45 had fought thrice in the lists for the Christian faith, and " ay slayn his foo ". 80 Although no accurate estimate of their contribution to the Crusade of Nicopolis can be deduced from the sources, the fact that their forces attracted the attention of many independent chroniclers in various parts of Europe, proves that the English must have constituted a distinctly great and noteworthy element in the foreign contingent.
Almani, . . Burgundi, . . et nonnulle Hungari ',he states that the army included a number of ' Poloni ' and ' Bohemi '. The real value of Dlugosz's chronicle, however, lies in the particulars it affords us about a number of Polish 112 knights including , Stiborius de Stiborzicze ' * and Swantoslaus of the House of Lyada, and their activities in the battle, with which we deal elsewhere . t ... This is the latinized form of the Polish . ), 652. PREPARATIONS 49 Finally ~ Ducas 113 contends that the Italian crusaders were not few-' et I talorum non pauci '.
This can be explained by the possible sojourn of the Hungarian embassy in Germany. In reality, the Crusade had occupied the mind of the Duke of Burgundy long before the official negotiations had started. In 1394, he issued a minute to specify the various subsidies he required for the' voiage d'Onguerie ' 46 as well as for the knighting of his eldest son. This important document includes a list of ordinary and extraordinary taxes from the territories under his sway, aids and loans from the royal and ducal private demesnes, a loan from the clergy and another from Gian Galeazzo of Milan.
Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land by Joel Brinkley