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    DescriptionA new and important history of the epic story of the Great Wall of China that guides the reader through the conquests and cataclysms of the Chinese empire, from the second millennium BC the present day. Over 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, the Great Wall of China has made an overwhelmingly confident physical statement about the country it spans: about China's age-old sense of being an advanced civilization anxious to draw a clear line between itself and the "barbarians" at its borders. But behind the wall's intimidating exterior -- and the myths that have clustered around it -- is a complex history that has both defined and undermined China. It is this history that Julia Lovell explores in her enthralling book. "The Great Wall" is an epic tale that stretches over two millennia as it follows the rise and fall of the great Chinese ruling dynasties. Full of astonishing details and extraordinary characters -- from emperors to engineers, statesmen to soldiers -- this is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand China's past, present, and future.

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    The Great Wall
    China Against the World, 1000 BC - AD 2000
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Julia Lovell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802142979
    ISBN 10: 0802142974

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 951
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: VFMG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    DC22: 951
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24650
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    BISAC V2.8: HEA025000
    B&T Approval Code: A15406030
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHF, VFMG
    Edition statement
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York