By (author) Arthur Cotterell
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China by Arthur Cotterell
Book DescriptionOne of the most far-reaching events since the Second World War is the re-emergence of China as a world power, and its present government's willingness to open up the country to the rest of the world. This comprehensive cultural history ranges from prehistoric times to the present - from the disunity of Pre-Imperial China to the renaissance of the Sung and Tang dynasties, from the Mongol conquest to Tiananmen Square and the 1989 student revolt. By placing the modern country in historical perspective this brilliant study reveals how many continuities there are within the oldest of all civilizations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712662512
(215mm x 135mm x 29mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A visual dictionary that comes with 1000 entries and more than 600 fine-art images. It brings together the three outstanding traditions of Europe: the Classical legends of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and giants.
Encyclopedia of Mythology, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Arthur Cotterell
An authoritative illustrated A-Z of mythical figures from three ancient cultures: Classical, Celtic and Norse.
UK Kirkus Review » A comprehensive yet compact and highly readable history of the largely misunderstood world power, from pre-history right through to the tragedy of Tiananmen Square. Cotterell goes a long way to explaining the anachronisms and problems of contemporary China by uncovering so many aspects of 'the oldest surviving civilisation'. Ideal for anyone who was fascinated by Wild Swans and who wants no know more. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Arthur Cotterell
Arthur Cotterell was principal of Kingston College. His previous books include The Minoan World, The Penguin Encyclopaedia of Ancient Civilizations, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies: Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China, and Chariot: The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine.
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