The History Atlas of Asia

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Here is the first comprehensive atlas of Asia's history told from the perspective of its people. From the world's oldest civilizations to the eve of twenty-first century world dominance, Asia's rich legacy is brought to life through word and image in this single volume. With handsome graphics and cutting-edge maps to illuminate the lively text, The History Atlas of Asia provides a uniquely authoritative and entertaining examination of Asia's distinct development.
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Here is the first comprehensive atlas of Asia's history told from the perspective of its people. From the world's oldest civilizations to the eve of twenty-first century world dominance, Asia's rich legacy is brought to life through word and image in this single volume. With handsome graphics and cutting-edge maps to illuminate the lively text, The History Atlas of Asia provides a uniquely authoritative and entertaining examination of Asia's distinct development.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780028625812
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/8/1998
  • Series: Continental History Atlases Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Pt. I Ancient Civilizations 10
Earliest Settlements, c. 8000 BC 14
Mesopotamia, c. 2279 BC 16
Civilization of the Indus Valley, c. 2750 BC 18
The Babylonian Empire 20
The Hittite Empire 22
Bronze Age China 24
The Indo-Europeans 26
The Persian Empire under Darius I, c. 520 BC 28
The Feuding States of China, 403-221 BC 30
Alexander's Campaigns in Asia Minor 32
Alexander's Successors 34
Pt. II Communication, Commerce, and Culture 36
The Mauryan Empire in India, c. 322 BC 42
The Unification of China 44
The Silk Road, c. 112 BC 46
The Han Dynasty in China 48
The Sasanian Empire 52
The Gupta Empire, AD 320-480 54
The Expansion of Persia 56
Arab Conquests, AD 632-718 58
Pt. III Philosophies and Empires 60
The Taika Reform of Japan, 646-710 64
T'ang China 68
Sung China 72
Byzantium and the Seljuk Turks 74
The Christian Crusades 76
Sumatra and the Srivijaya Kingdom 78
Muslim Empire in India, c. 1175 80
The Empire of Angkor, c. 1180 82
Mongol Conquests 84
The Empire of the Great Khan 86
Pt. IV Conquest, Consolidation, and Decline 88
Chinese Expansion during the Ming Dynasty 92
The Conquests of Tamerlane 94
Expansion of the Ottoman Turks 96
Decline of the Ottoman Empire 98
Pt. V Colonialism 100
The Mughal Dynasty in India, 1526-1707 106
European Expansion in Asia, 1800-1900 108
China under the Manchu Dynasty 110
Russian Expansion into Asia, 1581-1900 114
British Conquest of India 116
Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895 120
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 122
Mustafa Kemal and Turkish Nationalism 124
Revolution and Invasion in China, 1912-1939 126
Japan's Imperial Grasp 130
Nuclear War, 1945 132
Imperial Sunset 134
Pt. VI Asia Today 136
Communism in China and the Korean War 140
Vietnam, 1961-1973 142
South Asia: Conflict and Growth 144
The Asian Economic Miracle 146
Modern China 148
Chronology 150
Select Bibliography 154
Index 156
Acknowledgments 160
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