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The Resource Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history, Nicola Di Cosmo

Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history, Nicola Di Cosmo

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Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history
Title
Ancient China and its enemies
Title remainder
the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Di Cosmo
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Relations between Inner Asian nomads and Chinese are a continuous theme throughout Chinese history. By investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, by analyzing the evolution of patterns of interaction along China's northern frontiers, and by exploring how this interaction was recorded in early Chinese historiography, this book explores the origins of the cultural and political tensions between these two civilizations through the first millennium BC. The main purpose of the book is to analyze ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers between nomads and Chinese in the historical contexts that led to their formation, and to look at cultural perceptions of 'others' as a function of the same historical process. Based on both archaeological and textual sources, this book also introduces a new methodological approach to Chinese frontier history, which combines extensive factual data with a careful scrutiny of the motives, methods, and general conception of history that informed the Chinese historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien
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DLC
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1957-
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Di Cosmo, Nicola
Dewey number
931
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS741.3
LC item number
.D5 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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China
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Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history, Nicola Di Cosmo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Steppe Highway: Rise of Pastoral Nomadism as a Eurasian phenomenon -- Bronze, Eron and Gold: Evolution of nomadic cultures on the Northern frontier of China -- Beasts and birds: Historical context of early Chinese perceptions of northern peoples -- Walls and horses: Beginning of historical contacts between horse-riding Nomads and Chinese states -- Those who draw the bow: Rise of the Hsiung-nu Nomadic Empire and the political unification of the Nomads -- From peace to war: China's shift from appeasement to military engagement -- In search of grass and water: Ethnography and history of the North in the Historian's Records -- Taming the North: Rationalization of the nomads in Ssu-ma Ch'ien's historical thought Conclusion
Control code
46393350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521770644
Lccn
2001025577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Ancient China and its enemies : the rise of nomadic power in East Asia history, Nicola Di Cosmo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359) 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
Steppe Highway: Rise of Pastoral Nomadism as a Eurasian phenomenon -- Bronze, Eron and Gold: Evolution of nomadic cultures on the Northern frontier of China -- Beasts and birds: Historical context of early Chinese perceptions of northern peoples -- Walls and horses: Beginning of historical contacts between horse-riding Nomads and Chinese states -- Those who draw the bow: Rise of the Hsiung-nu Nomadic Empire and the political unification of the Nomads -- From peace to war: China's shift from appeasement to military engagement -- In search of grass and water: Ethnography and history of the North in the Historian's Records -- Taming the North: Rationalization of the nomads in Ssu-ma Ch'ien's historical thought Conclusion
Control code
46393350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521770644
Lccn
2001025577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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