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Title:
The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history
Author:
Burman, Edward, author.
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Edition:
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xxv, 273 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Summary:
Traces the discovery of the famed terracotta warriors against a backdrop of what is currently known about the Qin Dynasty, offering scholarly insights into the surprising theories about the creation of the Qin Emperor's remarkable third-century B.C.E. mausoleum.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Legends and the 1974 discovery -- I: History. Warrior Chu ; The ancestors of Qin Shihuang ; From provincial kings to universal emperor ; Creation of the temporal empire -- II: Mystery. What kind of immortality did Qin Shihuang expect? ; What is the mausoleum? ; Who built the army, and how? ; What were the warriors for? ; What is in the mausoleum? -- III: Latest discoveries. Latest discoveries and research ; New techniques for study, restoration and conservation ; Recent excavations and current studies ; Why did the Qin fail? -- Epilogue: Future prospects.
ISBN:
9781681777962
Format :
Book

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