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The Great Wall of China : from history to myth

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  • Description
    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.
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    DS793.G67 WAL
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  • Catalogue title
    • The Great Wall of China : from history to myth / Arthur Waldron
  • Type
  • Identifiers
    DS793.G67 WAL  (Call Number)
  • Edition
    Canto ed.
  • ISBN
    052142707X
  • Available in
    Reading Room  (Location)
  • Description
    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.
  • Physical description
    xiii, 296 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Production
    Cambridge University Press (Publisher)
    Waldron, Arthur (Creator)
    Cambridge  (Place of occurrence)
    c1992
  • Subject
  • Citation
    The Great Wall of China : from history to myth
  • Notes
    • First published 1990.
    • Bibliography : p.256-278. - Includes index.

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