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Author Tackett, Nicolas, 1975-
Title The destruction of the medieval Chinese aristocracy / Nicolas Tackett
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2014
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  546.1924 T118    AVAILABLE    30580003113300
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS749.35 T118 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001185826
 人文社會聯圖  DS749.35 .T33 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020445490
Descript xiv, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 93
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 93
Note "Tackett resolves the enigma of the complete disappearance by the tenth century of the medieval Chinese aristocracy, analyzing a dazzling array of sources to demonstrate that the great Tang aristocratic families were far more successful than previously believed in adapting to the many transformations of the seventh and eighth centuries"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and indexes
Introduction -- The transformation of medieval elites -- Tomb epitaphs as a historical source -- 1. The bureaucratic aristocracy of medieval China -- 2. The geography of power -- 3. The capital elite marriage network -- 4. The late Tang provinces -- 5. Huang Chao and the destruction of the medieval aristocracy -- Appendix A: Guide to the accompanying database -- Appendix B: Estimating the total size of the late Tang capital elite -- Appendix C: Sources of ninth-century excavated epitaphs
Subject China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907
China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907 -- Sources
Aristocracy (Social class) -- China -- History -- To 1500
Elite (Social sciences) -- China -- History -- To 1500
Power (Social sciences) -- China -- History -- To 1500
Social change -- China -- History -- To 1500
Adjustment (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- China -- History -- To 1500
China -- Social life and customs -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D
China -- Social conditions -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D
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