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Author Brook, Timothy, 1951- author.

Title The troubled empire : China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties / Timothy Brook.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations, maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-316) and index.
Contents Dragon spotting -- Scale -- The nine sloughs -- Khan and emperor -- Economy and ecology -- Families -- Beliefs -- The business of things -- The South China Sea -- Collapse -- Conclusion -- Temperature and precipitation extremes -- The nine sloughs -- Succession of emperors -- Pronunciation guide.
Summary Explores the history of China between the Mongol reunification of China in 1279 under the Yuan dynasty and the Manchu invasion four centuries later, explaining how climate changes profoundly affected the empire during this period.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Despotism -- China -- History.
Complexity (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- China -- History.
Commerce -- Social aspects -- China -- History.
Commerce -- Environmental aspects -- China -- History.
China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.
China -- Environmental conditions.
China -- Economic conditions -- To 1644.
South China Sea -- Commerce -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Brook, Timothy. Troubled empire : China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010 329 pages ; 25 cm 9780674046023 (OCoLC)ocn456169856 (DLC)10844214
ISBN 9780674046023 (alk. paper)
0674046021 (alk. paper)
9780674056206 (e-book)

 
    
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