The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521124331

Category: History

Page: 384

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An engaging and fully illustrated account of more than 8000 years of Chinese civilization - from prehistoric times through to the modern communist state. Includes leading Chinese historians, poets, novelists, dramatists, philosophical and religious ideas, art forms and outside influences.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

Author: P. J. Marshall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002547

Category: History

Page: 400

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Up to World War II and beyond, the British ruled over a vast empire. Modern western attitudes towards the imperial past tend either towards nostalgia for British power or revulsion at what seem to be the abuses of that power. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire adopts neither of these approaches. It aims to create historical understanding about the British empire on the assumption that such understanding is important for any informed appreciation of the modern world. Through striking illustration and a text written by leading experts, this book examines the experience of colonialism in North America, India, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean, as well as the impact of the empire on Britain itself. Emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, including slavery, trade, religion, art, and the movement of ideas. How did the British rule their empire? Who benefited economically from the empire? And who lost?
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669931

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art

Author: Paul Bahn,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521454735

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Surveys prehistoric art throughout the world, including body art, art on rocks and walls, and objects; changes in scholarship; and what the art can reveal about early sexual, social, economic, and religious life
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Chinese Civilization

A Sourcebook, 2nd Ed

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188392

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 7534

Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Author: Colin Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669924

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9810

Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events
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A History of China

Author: J. A. G. Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349277045

Category: China

Page: 341

View: 5754

This study aims to provide an accessible account of the history of China from the earliest times to the present day. Its subject matter extends from the ambitions of the First Emperor to the conquest of China by the Mongols and to the triumphs and tribulations of the People's Republic. It also offers an analysis of the interpretations of Chinese history contained in recent scholarly works.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Hoskin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521411585

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 3712

Traces the history of astronomy as a science from ancient times to the present and describes the discoveries that have contributed to current beliefs about space and the universe
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

The Triumph of the West

Author: Geoffrey Parker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521738064

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 4020

Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defence; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

Author: John Bowker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521810371

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199683751

Category: History

Page: 448

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This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century, ' introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War. It also helps readers see more familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989. This is one of the first major efforts - and in many ways the most ambitious to date - to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world.
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A History of China

Author: John A.G. Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345360

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1925

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.
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The History of Japan

Author: Louis G. Perez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302961

Category: History

Page: 244

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The most up-to-date narrative history of Japan from prehistoric times through 1997, written especially for students and general readers.
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The Cambridge History of Ancient China

From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC

Author: Michael Loewe,Edward L. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521470308

Category: History

Page: 1148

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A survey of the cultural history of pre-Imperial China. Historians and archaeologists cover the Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, Warring States, Neolithic background, language, intellectual history, relations with central Asia, and the debts of the Qin and Han empires to these periods. There are chapters on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and on material culture.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre

Author: Simon Trussler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794305

Category: Drama

Page: 404

View: 7564

A collection of literature anthologies and reference books for Key Stage 3 onwards.
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The Inner Quarters

Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Sung Period

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520081587

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 332

View: 7669

"Opening up questions about women's lives, about gender, about why we read history at all and how we write it, Patricia Buckley Ebrey has made The Inner Quarters a place we need to enter."—from the Foreword
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The History of China

Author: David Curtis Wright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377480

Category: History

Page: 329

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Indhold: Geography, government, population, and early history ; Pre-imperial China: ca. 1122-221 B.C. ; Early imperial China: 221 B.C.-A.D. 589 ; Middle and late imperial China: A.D. 589-ca. 1800 ; The tumultuous nineteenth century: External aggression and internal chaos ; Revolution and republic ; The People's Republic: From first breath to Mao's death ; Deng's China ; China in the 1990s ; The twenty-first century: Dealing with a pushy China ; A prosperous and confused island: Taiwan since 1945
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

Author: Martin Kitchen

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794329

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5899

This authoritative and richly illustrated book covers the whole sweep of German history.
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A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 3283

An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.
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