The Cambridge History of China: Volume 5, The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960–1279 AD

The Cambridge History of China: Volume 5, The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960–1279 AD

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This is the second of two volumes on the Sung Dynasty, which together provide a comprehensive history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279. With contributions from leading historians in the field, Volume 5, Part Two paints a complex portrait of a dynasty beset by problems and contradictions, but one which, despite its military and geopolitical weakness, was nevertheless economically powerful, culturally brilliant, socially fluid and the most populous of any empire in global history to that point. In this much anticipated addition to the series, the authors survey key themes across ten chapters, including government, economy, society, religion, and thought to provide an authoritative and topical treatment of a profound and significant period in Chinese history.The women in the sad poems, of course, weave at home (a trope of womena#39;s sadness for many centuries in China, though in ... are utterly different from the traders in Cha#39;ena#39;s manual, we should recall that the woman in one poem is shown going to market to pawn, sell, and buy. ... likelier than other wives to have affairs with other men, might favor her first husbanda#39;s children, and would be hard to control.


Title:The Cambridge History of China: Volume 5, The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960–1279 AD
Author: John W. Chaffee, Denis Twitchett
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-03-05
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