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  • The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Civilizationsby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.16

    An original and unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical era of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the key peoples and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India, and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact their civilizations had much in common and laid the foundations... more...

  • Chariotby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.34

    The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. Its use as a war machine is graphically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 326 BC Alexander the Great... more...

  • East Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.16

    In recent decades there has been a dramatic transformation around the Pacific Rim. No longer 'the Far East' - that exotic, mysterious land at the distant fringe of Western consciousness - East Asia today commands the attention of the entire world. In East Asia, Arthur Cotterell condenses into a compact, highly readable book an immense... more...

  • The Imperial Capitals of Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2011; US$ 20.60

    As China- the oldest continuous civilisation in existence- stands to become the most influential, with its economy expected to exceed that of the United States by 2020, Arthur Cotterell provides a panoramic sweep of an empire that lasted over two millennia through the imperial capitals that were the very foundations of each dynasty. Using original... more...

  • Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse,... more...

  • Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.32

    One of the most far-reaching events since the Second World War is the re-emergence of China as a world power, and its present government's willingness to open up the country to the rest of the world. This comprehensive cultural history ranges from prehistoric times to the present - from the disunity of Pre-Imperial China to the renaissance... more...

  • Western Power in Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    For centuries, the major poweres of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of "the Far East". Spices, textiles, silk and tea were the staples of East- West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually caused military intervention in Asian affairs and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shapred the history... more...

  • The Imperial Capitals of Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    Overlook 2008; US$ 14.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Chinaby Arthur Cotterell

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.99

    Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century.... more...

  • A History of Southeast Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 27.99

    A History of Southeast Asia narrates the history of the region from earliest recorded times until today, covering present-day Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Concisely written and filled with historical anecdotes, this authoritative volume is presented in three parts,... more...