writings found in Cambodia carved on stone stelae, at the entrances of temples, and on slate slabs. Most of the inscriptions date from the sixth to the 12th centuries and are written in Sanskrit and in old Khmer. Some of the inscriptions are royal edicts, most frequently transferring property to the temples. A number of them concern the settlement of disputes over land or other property and describe judicial procedure. One inscription contains an oath of officials to King Suryavarman I (1002-50). The Ecole Française de l’Extrême-Orient translates and publishes Cambodian inscriptions.
REFERENCESBarth, A. Inscriptions sanscrites du Cambodge. Paris, 1882.
Coedès, G. Inscriptions du Cambodge, vols. 1-8. Paris, 1926-66.