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Author Markley, Jonathan, author
Title Peace and peril : Sima Qian's portrayal of Han-Xiongnu relations / Jonathan Bruce Markley, California State University Fullerton & Macquarie University
Imprint Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2016]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS748.13 M346 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001237767
Descript xiii, 302 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Series Silk Road studies ; XIII
Silk Road studies ; 13
Note Emperor Wu is generally recognized as the greatest ruler of the Han Dynasty, and his wars against the steppe warrior Xiongnu as one of his greatest undertakings. To the chief narrator of these events, ancient Chinese historian Sima Qian, the turning point in Han Dynasty history was the way Emperor Wu had abandoned the policy of peaceful relations with the Xiongnu, and launched China on a series of campaigns that would last for decades. This has been almost universally accepted as 'truth' in modern scholarship, but these claims cannot be taken at face value
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
Introduction -- Xiongnu affairs in the reign of Emperor Gaozu -- Xiongnu affairs in the reigns of Emperor Hui and Empress Dowager Lü -- Xiongnu affairs in the reign of Emperor Wen -- Xiongnu affairs in the reign of Emperor Jing -- Xiongnu affairs in the reign of Emperor Wu -- Conclusions -- Appendix I. Translations -- Appendix II. Timeline
Subject Sima, Qian, approximately 145 B.C.-approximately 86 B.C. Shi ji
Xiongnu (Asian people)
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D
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