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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Man, John
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qin shi huang
  • Qin shi huang
  • Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • China
  • Shaanxi Sheng (China)
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation, John Man
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-280) and index
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.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306817441
Lccn
2008298093
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226245253
  • (OCoLC)226245253
  • 1275003
  • 1754491
Label
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation, John Man
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-280) and index
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.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306817441
Lccn
2008298093
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226245253
  • (OCoLC)226245253
  • 1275003
  • 1754491

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