skip to content
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin Shi Huangdi, China Kaiser; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 9780306817441 0306817446 030681840X 9780306818400
OCLC Number: 226245253
Notes: Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 2007.
Description: 288 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), 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.
More information:

Abstract:

The incredible story of the discovery of Chinas greatest archaeological treasure, and the history behind the mysterious terra cotta warriors and the emperor who made them  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Library Journal", 6/15/08"Brilliant and utterly readable...Reads much like an adventure story that offers fine access to this highly detailed subject."

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226245253>
library:oclcnum"226245253"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/226245253>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85134058>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese--Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/84032986>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"259 B.C."
schema:deathDate"210 BC"
schema:name"Qin Shi Huangdi China, Kaiser"
schema:name"Qin shi huang, Emperor of China, 259 B.C.-210 B.C."
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1907227>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese--Qin-Han dynasties"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2008"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2008"
schema:description"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 fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of early China and the formation of its unique culture.--From publisher description."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796513123>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation"@en
schema:name"Terracotta Army"@en
schema:numberOfPages"288"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.