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The Manchus

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
Series: Peoples of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book relates the history of the Manchus, the rise and fall of their vast empire and their legacy today.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Kyle Crossley
ISBN: 0631235914 9780631235910
OCLC Number: 187689349
Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Plates. List of Maps. Preface. 1. The Paradox of the Manchus. 2. Shamans and "Clans": The Origins of the Manchus. 3. The Enigma of Nurgachi. 4. The Qing Expansion. 5. The Guided Age of Qianlong. 6. The Lingering Death of the Empire. 7. Epilogue: The Manchus in the Twentieth Century. Appendix I. Reign Periods of the Aisin Gioro Rulers. Appendix II. Cherished Soldiers. Appendix III. A Glossary of Names and Terms. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: Peoples of Asia.
Responsibility: Pamela Kyle Crossley.

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