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Di Cosmo, Nicola 1957-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 5,843 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicola Di Cosmo
Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asian history by Nicola Di Cosmo( )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between Inner Asian nomads and Chinese are a continuous theme throughout Chinese history. By investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, by analyzing the evolution of patterns of interaction along China's northern frontiers, and by exploring how this interaction was recorded in early Chinese historiography, this book explores the origins of the cultural and political tensions between these two civilizations through the first millennium BC. The main purpose of the book is to analyze ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers between nomads and Chinese in the historical contexts that led to their formation, and to look at cultural perceptions of 'others' as a function of the same historical process. Based on both archaeological and textual sources, this book also introduces a new methodological approach to Chinese frontier history, which combines extensive factual data with a careful scrutiny of the motives, methods, and general conception of history that informed the Chinese historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien
Political frontiers, ethnic boundaries and human geographies in Chinese history by Nicola Di Cosmo( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to history, the disciplines represented in this book include anthropology (particularly ethnography), religion, art history, and literary studies. Each of the authors focuses on a distinct period, beginning with the Zhou dynasty (c. 1100 B.C.E.) and ending with the early centuries after the Manchu conquest (c. 1800 C.E.) resulting in a chronological sweep of nearly three millennia."--Jacket
The diary of a Manchu soldier in seventeenth-century China : my service in the army by Dzengseo( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Manchu conquest of China inaugurated one of the most successful and long-living dynasties in Chinese history: the Qing (1644-1911). The wars fought by the Manchus to invade China and consolidate the power of the Qing imperial house spanned over many decades through most of the seventeenth century. This book provides the first Western translation of the diary of Dzengseo, a young Manchu officer, and recounts the events of the War of the Three Feudatories (1673-1682), fought mostly in southwestern China and widely regarded as the most serious military challenge faced by the Manchus before the Taiping rebellion (1851-1864). The author's participation in the campaign provides the close-up, emotional perspective on what it meant to be in combat, while also providing a rare window into the overall organization of the Qing army, and new data in key areas of military history such as combat, armament, logistics, rank relations and military culture. The diary represents a fine and rare example of Manchu personal writing, and shows how critical the development of Manchu studies can be for our knowledge of China's early modern history."--Jacket
Military culture in imperial China( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These original essays reexamine the relationship between culture and the military in Chinese society
The Cambridge history of Inner Asia : the Chinggisid Age by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a team of international scholars examine the rise, fall, and legacy of the Mongol world empire
Warfare in inner Asian history : 500-1800( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manchu-Mongol relations on the eve of the Qing conquest : a documentary history by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original Manchu and Mongol documents selected for this publication, translated and amply annotated, provide fascinating new information about the relations between Manchus and Mongols before the Manchu conquest of China." "They include diplomatic correspondence, military liaisons, legal cases, and records of tribute missions and present a detailed picture of the relative position of the various Mongol tribes vis-a-vis the future emperors of China."--Jacket
Empires and exchanges in Eurasian late antiquity : Rome, China, Iran, and the steppe, ca. 250-750 by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second phase of Roman-steppe relations began during the latter part of the fourth century, when Hunnic groups entered the western steppes, and lasted through the early sixth century. This 'Age of Attila' saw major shifts throughout Western Eurasia. Several decades after the battle of Adrianople, Huns moved into Europe and became unified early in the fifth century with a center of power in the Hungarian plain"--
Visions of justice Sharīʻa and cultural change in Russian Central Asia by Paolo Sartori( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports from the Northwest : a selection of Manchu memorials from Kashgar( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenian philology in the modern era : from manuscript to digital text by Valentina Calzolari( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenian Philology in the Modern Era: From Manuscripts to the Digital Text provides an overview of the main achievements of philology when applied to Armenian sources and on the methodological approaches implemented in this field up to the present
The Chinggisid age( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu dai Zhongguo yu qi qiang lin : dong Ya li shi shang you mu li liang de xing qi by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yan jiu de shi gong yuan qian 900 nian zhi gong yuan qian 100 nian zhi jian zhong guo bei jiang di qu de li shi, Dui zao qi zhong guo nong geng min zu yu cao yuan you mu min zu de dui kang guan xi jin xing le yan jiu. Shu zhong fen xi le yan zhong guo bei jiang di qu yi dai xiang hu guan xi de mo shi, Bing qie tan tao le zhong guo zao qi de li shi zhu zuo ji lu zhei xie guan xi de yuan yin he ji lu fang shi deng wen ti
Inner Asia in Chinese history : an analysis of the Hsiung-nu in the 'Shih Chi' by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political frontiers, ethnic boundaries and human geographies in Chinese( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boundaries - demarcating physical space, enclosing political entities, and distinguishing social or ethnic groups - constitute an essential aspect of historical investigation. Obscured by the influence upon scholars of a myth of unitarian historical and cultural development, not until recently have questions pertaining to boundaries come to represent a fertile ground in the analysis of Chinese history and society." "In addition to history, the disciplines represented in this book include anthropology (particularly ethnography), religion, art history, and literary studies. Each of the authors focuses on a distinct period, beginning with the Zhou dynasty (c. 1100 B.C.E.) and ending with the early centuries after the Manchu conquest (c. 1800 C.E.) resulting in a chronological sweep of nearly three millennia."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient China and its enemies the rise of nomadic power in East Asian history by Nicola Di Cosmo( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between Inner Asian nomads and Chinese are a continuous theme throughout Chinese history. By investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, by analyzing the evolution of patterns of interaction along China's frontiers, and by exploring how this interaction was recorded in historiography, this looks at the origins of the cultural and political tensions between these two civilizations through the first millennium BC. The main purpose of the book is to analyze ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers between nomads and Chinese in the historical contexts that led to their formation, and to look at cultural perceptions of 'others' as a function of the same historical process. Based on both archaeological and textual sources, this 2002 book also introduces a new methodological approach to Chinese frontier history, which combines extensive factual data with a careful scrutiny of the motives, methods, and general conception of history that informed the Chinese historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien
Handbook of Oriental studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brill's Inner Asian library( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports from the Northwest : a selection of Manchu memorials from Kashgar (1806-1807) by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a Manchu soldier in seventeenth-century China by Nicola Di Cosmo( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicola Di Cosmo presents an annotated translation of the only known military diary in pre-modern Chinese history, providing fresh and extensive information on the inner workings of the Ch'ing army
 
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Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asian history
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Political frontiers, ethnic boundaries and human geographies in Chinese historyThe diary of a Manchu soldier in seventeenth-century China : my service in the armyMilitary culture in imperial ChinaThe Cambridge history of Inner Asia : the Chinggisid AgeWarfare in inner Asian history : 500-1800Manchu-Mongol relations on the eve of the Qing conquest : a documentary historyThe Chinggisid agePolitical frontiers, ethnic boundaries and human geographies in Chinese
Alternative Names
Cosmo Nicola di

Cosmo, Nicola di 1957-

Dí Yǔzhòu 1957-

DiCosmo, Nicola 1957-

Nicola Di Cosmo American historian

Nicola Di Cosmo Amerikaans historicus

Nicola Di Cosmo historien américain

디코스모, 니콜라 1957-

적우주 1957-

狄宇宙

Languages
English (164)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)