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Author Burman, Edward, author.

Title The terracotta warriors : exploring the most intriguing puzzle in Chinese history / Edward Burman.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.


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 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  931.04 BURMAN    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  931.04 BUR    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  931.0422 BURMAN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  931.04 BURMAN    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description xxv, 273 pages, [24] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-260) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Qin shi huang, Emperor of China, 259 B.C.-210 B.C. -- Tomb.
Terra-cotta sculpture, Chinese -- Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D.
Shaanxi Sheng (China) -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- China -- Shaanxi Sheng.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
ISBN 9781681777962
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