Hardcover, 8vo., fine condition in fine dustjacket, maps, black & white illus., notes, index, 209pp. History/biography about First Emperor from 258 - 210 BC who has been vilified since his death. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Unifier or destroyer, law-maker or tyrant? The First Emperor of China (258-210 BC) has been the subject of debate for over 2,000 years. Frances Wood examines the evidence and reveals the true nature of the man who had himself buried with an army of 7,000 lifesize terracotta warriors. The First Emperor gave us the name by which China is known in the West and, by his unification or elimination of six states, created imperial China. He stressed the rule of law but suppressed all opposition, burning books and burying scholars alive. His military achievements are reflected in the 'buried armies' that surround his tomb, and his Great Wall still fascinates the world. Despite his achievements, however, he has been vilified since his death. This book describes his life and times and reflects the historical arguments over the real founder of China and one of the most important men in Chinese history.
About the Author: Frances Wood is Head of the Chinese Department at the British Library. She is also the author of, among other books, Did Marco Polo Go to China?, No Dogs and Not Many Chinese: A History of the Treaty Ports and The Silk Road.
Titre : The First Emperor of China
Éditeur : London, Profile Books, 2007. 1st Edition.
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