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    Six Dynasties Civilization (Early Chinese Civilization) (Hardback) By (author) Albert E. Dien

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    DescriptionThe Six Dynasties, also known as the "Dark Age" of Chinese history, was a period of political disunity and conflict but also one of important developments in the arts, religion, and culture. This comprehensive and extensively illustrated book covers the material culture of the Six Dynasties, A.D. 220 to 589. Albert E. Dien, a foremost expert on the period, draws on the archaeological findings of mainland China journals as well as historical and literary sources to clarify and interpret the database of over 1,800 tombs developed for this volume. During the Six Dynasties, the influences of non-Chinese nomads, the flourishing of Buddhism, and increasing numbers of foreign merchants in the capitals brought about widespread change. The book explores what the archaeological artifacts reveal about this era of innovation and experimentation between the Han and Tang dynasties.

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    Six Dynasties Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albert E. Dien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300074048
    ISBN 10: 0300074042

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS030000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    DC22: 931.04
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 951/.01, 951.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
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    LC classification: DS748.18 .D54 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC, NHDJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC, 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    398 black-&-white illustrations & 4 maps
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    16 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Albert E. Dien is professor emeritus, Stanford University. He lives in Menlo Park, CA.