- The Great Wall of China : from history to myth / Arthur Waldron
DS793.G67 WAL (Call Number)
1. Introduction: what is the Great Wall of China?
Part I. First considerations
2. Early Chinese walls
3. Strategic origins of Chinese walls
Part II. the Making of the Great Wall
4. Geography and strategy: the importance of the Ordos
5. Security without walls: early Ming strategy and its collapse
6. Toward a new strategy: the Ordos crisis and the first walls
7. Politics and military policy at the turn of the sixteenth century
8. The second debate over the Ordos
9. The heyday of wall-building
Part III. The significance of wall-building
10. The Great Wall and foreign policy: the problem of compromise
11. The Wall acquires new meanings.
xiii, 296 p.,  leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The Great Wall of China : from history to myth
- First published 1990.
- Bibliography : p.256-278. - Includes index.
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