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The Resource Barbarians at the wall : the first nomadic empire and the making of China, John Man

Barbarians at the wall : the first nomadic empire and the making of China, John Man

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Barbarians at the wall : the first nomadic empire and the making of China
Title
Barbarians at the wall
Title remainder
the first nomadic empire and the making of China
Statement of responsibility
John Man
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. This book traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Man, John
Dewey number
  • 939.6
  • 939.6
  • 939.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xiongnu (Asian people)
  • China
  • History
Label
Barbarians at the wall : the first nomadic empire and the making of China, John Man
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552174916
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552174916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Barbarians at the wall : the first nomadic empire and the making of China, John Man
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552174916
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780552174916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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