A History of Far Eastern Art


Author: Sherman E. Lee
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
ISBN: 9780131833661
Category: Art
Page: 576
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Sherman E. Lee's A History of Far Eastern Art, for decades regarded as the premier compendium of the visual arts of Asia, is the only book of its scope in English -- a one-volume account that covers art from the Indus River to Japan and Java between the fifth millennium B.C.E. and 1850 C.E. It offers a clear and comprehensive study of the three major artistic traditions of Asia -- Indian, Chinese, and Japanese -- as well as a cogent overview of their interrelationships and their influences on, and from, the neighboring traditions of Southeast Asia and Indonesia, Central Asia, and Korea. Copious illustrations reveal the evolution of styles and artistic traditions, providing in themselves an unrivaled panorama of Asian achievement in art. This new edition of A History of Far Eastern Art takes full account of the astonishing recent archaeological discoveries, as these have confirmed, modified, or overturned previous interpretations. Many of these new finds are included among the hundreds of reproductions.

A History of the Middle East

Fourth Edition
Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698156595
Category: History
Page: 592
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The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated "The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries and economics of the contemporary Arab World." -The Washington Post One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the Middle East from Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt and Syria, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of Islam and its recent resurgence. For this fourth edition, Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham contributes an extensive new section examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the region’s relations with the United States under President Obama, the Arab Spring, and more.

The Arts of China


Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520218772
Category: Art
Page: 322
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Sullivan has thoroughly revised this classic history of Chinese art which covers the period from Neolithic times to the 1990s. 224 photos. 164 color illustrations. 14 maps.

First Along the River

A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement
Author: Benjamin Kline
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203994
Category: History
Page: 227
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First Along the River introduces students to the U.S. environmental movement. Concise, accessible, and informative, this book provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history. The book highlights important people and events, places critical concepts in context, and shows the impact of government, industry, and population on the American landscape. The fourth edition includes a new chapter that covers the entire environmental record of the George W. Bush administration, and the early record of the Obama administration.

The Routledge Atlas of Russian History


Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135108307
Category: History
Page: 256
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The complex and often turbulent history of Russia over the course of 2,000 years is brought to life in a series of 176 maps by one of the most prolific and successful historian authors today. This fourth edition of The Routledge Atlas of Russian History covers not only the wars and expansion of Russia but also a wealth of less conspicuous details of its history, from famine and anarchism to the growth of naval strength and the strengths of the river systems. From 800 BC to the fall of the Soviet Union, this indispensable guide to Russian history covers: war and conflict: from the triumph of the Goths between 200 and 400 BC to the defeat of Germany at the end of the Second World War and the end of the Cold War politics: from the rise of Moscow in the Middle Ages to revolution, the fall of the monarchy and the collapse of communism industry, economics and transport: from the Trans-Siberian Railway between 1891 and 1917 to the Virgin Lands Campaign and the growth of heavy industry society, trade and culture: from the growth of monasticism to peasant discontent, Labour Camps and the geographical distribution of ethnic Russians. Now bringing new material to view, and including seven new maps, this popular atlas will more than readily gain a place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in the history of Russia.

History of Japanese Art


Author: Penelope E. Mason,Donald Dinwiddie
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131176010
Category: Art
Page: 432
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Published jointly by Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., this second edition of the comprehensive history of Japanese art from 10,500 B.C.E. now extends beyond 1945, tying together more closely the development of all the media within a well-articulated historical and social context. Features a comprehensive survey of Japanese art and culture, now with 67 new color and 52 new black and white illustrations including other art forms such as calligraphy, lacquer, metalwares, ceramics, and textiles. For art enthusiasts interested in far eastern art.

The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient


Author: Henri Frankfort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300064704
Category: Art
Page: 483
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Traces the development of Mesopotamian art from Sumerian times to the late Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods. This text also covers the art and architecture of Asia Minor and the Hittites, of the Levant in the second millennium BC, of the Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria, and of Ancient Persia.

A History of Iraq


Author: Charles Tripp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529006
Category: History
Page: 324
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This updated edition of Charles Tripp's A History of Iraq covers events since 1998, and looks at present-day developments right up to mid-2002. Since its establishment by the British in the 1920s Iraq has witnessed the rise and fall of successive regimes, culminating in the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Tripp traces Iraq's political history from its nineteenth-century roots in the Ottoman empire, to the development of the state, its transformation from monarchy to republic and the rise of the Ba'th party and the ascendancy of Saddam Hussein.

A Brief History of Chinese Civilization


Author: Conrad Schirokauer,Miranda Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495913235
Category: History
Page: 448
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This compelling text explores the development of China through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through its economic, political, and social history. The author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of China. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Hellenistic Far East

Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia
Author: Rachel Mairs
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292464
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site in Central Asia, Mairs explores how these ancient people lived, communicated, and understood themselves. Significant and original, The Hellenistic Far East will highlight Bactrian studies as an important part of our understanding of the ancient world.

East Asia at the Center

Four Thousand Years of Engagement with the World
Author: Warren I. Cohen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231101082
Category: History
Page: 516
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Cohen charts the course of cultural, intellectual, economic, and political developments in East Asia -- particularly China and Japan -- from the beginning of recorded time to the present day and examines such events as the rise and fall of key dynasties, the ascendance of the British empire, and the development of democracy in Asia.

Doing Business in China


Author: Tim Ambler,Morgen Witzel,Chao Xi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317370805
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 268
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China has changed dramatically since the first edition of Doing Business in China was published in 2000, but the second, third and now this fourth edition have kept pace with the rapid developments. China is now far more international but the fundamental business culture has not altered greatly. The new edition of this highly successful textbook offers Western and non-Chinese businesspeople a theoretical framework for the understanding of business practices, markets, negotiations, organizations, networks and the Chinese business context. Building on the strengths of the previous editions, the book provides a guide to market entry, managing operations and marketing in this unique social and cultural environment by including: Factors that lead to business success 14 new or revised case studies, including include windfarms, fine wines and new consultancy businesses Discussion of marketing issues, notably products, pricing, distribution, advertising and promotion Dos and don’ts when choosing business partners and negotiating Guides to further resources in local cultures to help businesses tailor their strategies to local conditions. Offering a fresh look at the evolving marketplaces and their interactions with government and the army, the fourth edition of Doing Business in China will continue to be the preferred text for international students of Chinese business and management studies and for practitioners with an eye on China.

A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition


Author: Paul A. Erickson,Liam D. Murphy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442636866
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The fifth edition of this bestselling theory text has been revised throughout, with substantial updates, including more on gender and sexuality, and with a new section on Anthropologies of the Digital Age. Keyword definitions have been reinstated in the margins, and biographical information on theorists has been enhanced to build stronger context for readers. On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

Greek Art (Fifth) (World of Art)


Author: John Boardman
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773513
Category: Art
Page: 320
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“One of the very best short histories of Greek Art.” — The Financial Times John Boardman, one of the best known and acknowledged scholars of the classical Greek world, has updated his definitive survey of its arts, the most influential and widely known historic artistic tradition of the Old World. In the twenty years since the last edition was released, valuable evidence has come to light which has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the arts of ancient Greece and their influence. It is now known that Greek artists completed their stone sculptures with realistic color, as well as working with a wealth of other materials. This proves that the romantic notion of an age of classic, pure white marble is a Renaissance construction which has persisted to the present day. The work of individual artists, as well as schools of artists, can be identified, creating a clearer picture than ever before of how art and artistic traditions traveled throughout the Greek world and beyond it. Boardman encourages the reader to consider the masterpieces that have been preserved in their original context. He weaves into his discussion of the arts insights into the society that produced them. Illustrated in full color throughout for the first time, this fifth edition demonstrates yet more vividly the artistic aims and achievements of ancient Greece.

A History of Asia


Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315509474
Category: History
Page: 520
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A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science


Author: John Losee
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198700555
Category: Science
Page: 328
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John Losee provides a balanced and engaging survey of the development of views about scientific method. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, this fully updated new edition incorporates discussion on contemporary debates, including philosophy of biology, normative naturalism, theory appraisal, experimental practice, and scientific realism. Concise profiles of the major philosophers discussed within the text are provided, including Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Whewell, Hempel, and Kuhn.

A History of the Art of War

The Middle Ages from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century
Author: Charles Oman
Publisher: Tales End Press
ISBN: 1105565939
Category: Military art and science
Page: 667
View: 9706

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The Visual Arts: A History


Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780671178
Category: Art
Page: 996
View: 2030

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For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion--a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael Archer has brought the account of contemporary art up to date, reflecting the latest developments that continue to shape out cultural history.

Saints & Sinners

A History of the Popes
Author: Eamon Duffy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300073324
Category: Religion
Page: 326
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Traces the history of the Papacy from its development after the execution of Peter to the reign of Pope John Paul II