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

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The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation
Title
The terra cotta army
Title remainder
China's first emperor and the birth of a nation
Statement of responsibility
John Man
Title variation
Terracotta Army
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 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
Cataloging source
WIR
Dewey number
  • 931/.01
  • 931.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS747.9.C47
LC item number
M34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation, John Man
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The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation, John Man
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 2007
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Discovery
  • 2.
  • Grand historian's hidden agenda
  • 3.
  • Warring states, conflicting ideas
  • 4.
  • From prince to king
  • 5.
  • Making of China
  • 6.
  • List of maps
  • Ruthless frenzy
  • pt. 2.
  • Beyond The Grave
  • 7.
  • World to come
  • 8.
  • Digging the tomb
  • 9.
  • Making the eternal army
  • 10.
  • Note on spelling
  • 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.
  • Acknowledgements
  • On handling treasures
  • 15.
  • To Be Revealed
  • Appendix 1.
  • Dates and dynasties
  • Appendix 2.
  • Qin and the terra cotta army in context
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Picture acknowledgments
  • Preface: Army of the past and present
  • pt. 1:
  • Origins
  • 1.
Control code
ocn226245253
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
288 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780306817441
Lccn
2008298093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)226245253

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