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The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation

Author: John Man
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China, John Man tells the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin Shi Huangdi, China Kaiser
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 9780306817441 0306817446 030681840X 9780306818400
OCLC Number: 226245253
Notes: Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 2007.
Description: 288 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 23 cm
Contents: List of maps --
Note on spelling --
Acknowledgements --
Picture acknowledgments --
Preface: Army of the past and present --
pt. 1: Origins --
1. Discovery --
2. Grand historian's hidden agenda --
3. Warring states, conflicting ideas --
4. From prince to king --
5. Making of China --
6. Ruthless frenzy --
pt. 2. Beyond The Grave --
7. World to come --
8. Digging the tomb --
9. Making the eternal army --
10. Sudden death --
11. Consumed by fire --
pt. 3. Eighth Wonder --
12. Six thousand characters in search of a role --
13. New marvels in bronze and stone --
14. On handling treasures --
15. To Be Revealed --
Appendix 1. Dates and dynasties --
Appendix 2. Qin and the terra cotta army in context --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Terracotta Army
Responsibility: John Man.
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The incredible story of the discovery of China's greatest archaeological treasure, and the history behind the mysterious terra cotta warriors and the emperor who made them.  Read more...

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