The Great Wall - Man, John
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Mutual hostility inspired centuries of attacks, counter-attacks and Wall-building, until the northward spread of China in the 20th century made the Wall redundant. For this riveting account, John Man travelled the Wall from the far western deserts to the Pacific, exploring the grandest sections and many 'wild' ones.…mehr

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Mutual hostility inspired centuries of attacks, counter-attacks and Wall-building, until the northward spread of China in the 20th century made the Wall redundant. For this riveting account, John Man travelled the Wall from the far western deserts to the Pacific, exploring the grandest sections and many 'wild' ones.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 587768
  • Seitenzahl: 448
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29. Januar 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 126mm x 28mm
  • Gewicht: 325g
  • ISBN-13: 9780553817683
  • ISBN-10: 055381768X
  • Artikelnr.: 25035712
Autorenporträt
Man, John

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. After reading German and French at Oxford he did two postgraduate courses, one in the history of science at Oxford, the other in Mongolian at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

John has written acclaimed and highly successful biographies of Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and Kublai Khan as well as Alpha Beta, on the history of the alphabet, and The Gutenberg Revolution, on the invention of printing.