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Oxford University Press, 2009. 208p. Paperback. Series: Oxford World's Classics. .vivid, near contemporary account. CH, The Independent 05/10/2007 (Publisher's information). Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38694
Titel: The First Emperor. Selections from the ...
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Aug 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 196x129x14 mm. Neuware - 'The following year Qin unified all under Heaven and the title of August Emperor was immediately adopted.' The short-lived Qin dynasty unified China in 221 BC and created an imperial legacy that lasted until 1911. The extraordinary story of the First Emperor, founder of the dynasty, is told in the Historical Records of Sima Qian, the Grand Historiographer and the most famous Chinese historian. He describes the Emperor's birth and the assassination attempt on his life, as well as the political and often brutal events that led to the founding of the dynasty and its aftermath. Sima Qian recounts the building of the Great Wall, the 'burning of the books,' and the construction of the First Emperor's magnificent tomb, a tomb now world famous since the discovery of the terracotta warriors in 1974. Sima Qian's love of anecdote ensures that his history is never dull, and Raymond Dawson's fluent translation captures his lively and vivid style. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780199574391