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The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history, Edward Burman

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The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history
Title
The terracotta warriors
Title remainder
exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history
Statement of responsibility
Edward Burman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what remains hidden, and the fascinating theories that surround its creation. Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, a portion of which was accidently discovered in 1974 by farmers who were digging a well. The second phase of an international research project began in 2011 and is ongoing. More recently still, promising new excavations began in Pit 2, with exciting fresh discoveries already announced. The Terracotta Warriors seeks to examine one of China's most famous archaeological discoveries in light of these new findings. The book begins with the discovery of the terracotta warriors and then tells the history of the Qin Dynasty and as much as is known about the construction of the 3rd century BCE mausoleum, based on the work of the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE). He wrote that the First Emperor was buried with palaces, towers, officials, valuable artifacts, and wondrous objects. According to this account, one hundred flowing rivers were simulated using mercury; the ceiling was decorated with heavenly bodies, high above the features of the land. The new findings and the description of the mausoleum based on the quoted historical accounts suggest that the next discoveries may surpass the size and conception of the original discovery of the terracotta warriors. In the second part, Edward Burman asks: Who built it and how? He also questions the role of the terracotta warriors, who may be servants and not warriors, and what their function may have been in the afterlife. Finally, he anticipates the ongoing discoveries and describes the new methods of excavation and preservation."--Dust jacket
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10685244
Cataloging source
FMG
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Burman, Edward
Dewey number
931/.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS747.9.Q254
  • DS715
LC item number
  • B87 2018
  • .B86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Qin shi huang
  • Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese
  • Shaanxi Sheng (China)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
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exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history
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The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history, Edward Burman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-260) 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
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
Control code
on1045059352
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxv, 273 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1045059352
Label
The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history, Edward Burman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-260) 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
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
Control code
on1045059352
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxv, 273 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1045059352

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