The Great Wall in 50 Objects (Paperback)

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The Great Wall in 50 Objects (Paperback)


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The culmination of a lifetime's field work and research, William Lindesay selects fifty artefacts from around the world to tell the story of the Great Wall from the 2nd century BC to the late-20th century. Abraham Ortelius' pioneering world atlas, the unexpected origins of wolf smoke, the proliferation of the blunderbuss in the fifteenth century Great Wall theatre of war, even Kafka's classic short story, 'At the Building of the Great Wall', are some of the unique objects that were shaped by China's most famous national landmark. Enhanced by stories of their discovery, and those of their modern-day keepers, The Great Wall in 50 Objects is a personal and historical exploration of a world wonder.

Product Details ISBN: 9789888769032
ISBN-10: 9888769030
Publisher: Earnshaw Books Ltd
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2022
Pages: 412
Language: English