The Capital of Golden Silla

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317237927

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Gyeongju, the capital of the Kingdom of Silla, grew from a loose confederation of villages, called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. Its relationships with Japan, the Eurasian Steppes, and countries along the Silk Road leading to Europe helped to make the city one of the most prosperous and significant in ancient East Asia. In this seminal new volume, Sarah Milledge Nelson draws on over 30 years’ experience to offer the first complete history of this fascinating city. ?Gyeongju?explores culture, class and rank, industry, international relations, rulers, and socio-cultural issues such as gender, and examines in detail the complex systems of class and rank, Gyeongju’s position as the royal seat of Silla, and the influence and legacy of the ancient city. ? Excavations in Gyeongju have provided evidence not only of the wealth and power of the monarchy, but also of production and agriculture, and the reach of Gyeongju’s trade routes, making this city a fascinating case study for the region. Augmented with extensive maps and images which illustrate the city’s rich history, this volume is crucial reading for anyone interested in the city, the kingdom of Silla, the history and archaeology of Korea, and early urbanism and state formation in East Asia.


Korea's Golden Kingdom

Author: Soyoung Lee,Denise Patry Leidy,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588395022

Category: Art, Korean

Page: 219

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"The Silla Kingdom, which flourished in Korea from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D., is known for its intricately crafted ornaments, many in resplendent gold, and for the creation of prominent Buddhist temples. Silla focuses on the striking artistic traditions of the Old and Unified Silla Kingdoms (4th-8th century), and is the first publication in English to explore the artistic and cultural legacy of this ancient realm. Among the topics explored are Korea's position as the eastern culmination of the Silk Road in the first millennium A.D. and the character and evolution of Buddhism, as illuminated by objects from major monuments, temples, and tombs. The book also presents new research about Silla's ancient capital, Gyeongju, which is known for the Gyerim-ro Dagger, as well as the pottery, glass, and beads discovered in tombs located there."--Publisher's description.

Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756668409

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Off the Tourist Trail is a guide to the world's unspoiled sights and experiences. It takes a hundred clichéd tourist destinations - everything from over-visited national parks to overrated museums - and reveal 1,000 fresh and fascinating alternative options. Written by a team of travel experts, and with a foreword by Bill Bryson, this book brings vibrant cities, enchanting sights, breathtaking natural wonders and unforgettable experiences to life with informative narrative and stunning photography. Choose your destination by theme - Ancient and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Beaches, Sports and Activities, Art and Culture, and Cities - or simply flick through this sumptuous guide and be inspired. Practical advice on getting there and around, where to stay, where to eat and when to go, as well as useful 'Need to Know' facts, ensure that you get the most out of your time away. Less crowded, generally less expensive, and often more spectacular and rewarding, these lesser-known wonders of the world encourage readers to ditch the famous but well-worn choices, reminding them what real travel is all about - escaping the everyday and embracing the new. Vacations will never be the same again.

World Heritage in Korea

Author: Cultural Heritage Administration (South Korea)

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: 8981241775


Page: 80

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World Heritage Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Tripitaka Depository at Haeinsa Temple The Royal Ancestral Shrine of the Joseon Dynasty Changdeok Palace Hwaseong Fortress Gyreongju Historic Areas Dolmens in Gochang,Hwasun and Ganghwa Ieju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty Historic Villages of Hahoe and Yangdong Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Royal Ancestral Ceremony at Jongmyo The Pansori Epic Chants The Dano Festival of Gangneung Women's Circle Dance MarveIous Feats of the Namsadang Clowns The Rites of Vulture Peak Yeongdeung Rites for the Goddess of Wind The Dance of Cheoyong Slow Lyrical Songs of Poetry The Living Tradition of Falconry Master Carpenter with Superb Expertise Memory of the World Hunmin Jeongeum The Annals of the Joseon Dynasty Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests' Zen Teachings The Diararies of the Royal Secretariat Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty Printing Woodblocks for Tripitaka Koreana and Miscellaneous Buddhist Scriptures Principles and Practices of Eastern Medicine The Records of Daily Reflections(Illsongnok) Human Rights Documentary Heritage 1980 Archives


Archaeology and History

Author: Alan M. Greaves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556462

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9762

Drawing on case studies and presenting archaeological evidence throughout, Alan Greaves presents a welcome survey of the origins and development of Miletos. Focusing on the archaic era and exploring a wide range of issues including physical environment, colonizations, the economy, and its role as a centre of philosophy and learning, Greaves examines Miletos from prehistory to its medieval decline.

Handbook of Korea

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cora (Sur)

Page: 671

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A History

Author: Michael Sommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351347152

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 9556

Palmyra: A History examines Palmyra, the city in the Syrian oasis of Tadmur, from its beginnings in the Bronze Age, through the classical period and its discovery and excavation, to the present day. It aims at reconstructing Palmyra’s past from literary accounts – classical and post-classical – as well as material evidence of all kinds: inscriptions, coins, art and of course the remains of Palmyra’s monumental architecture. After exploring the earliest inhabitation of Tadmur, the volume moves through the Persian and Hellenistic periods, to the city’s zenith. Under the Romans, Palmyra was unique among the cities of the empire because it became a political factor in its own right in the third century AD, when the Roman military was overpowered by Sassanian invaders and Palmyrene troops stepped in. Sommer’s assessment of Palmyra under Rome therefore considers how Palmyra achieved such an exceptional role in the Roman Near East, before its demise under the Umayyad Empire. The volume also examines the century-long history of archaeological and historical research at Palmyra, from its beginnings under Ottoman rule and the French mandate in the 1920s to the recent satellite based prospection carried out by German archaeologists. A closing chapter examines the occupation of the site by ISIS during the Syrian conflict, and the implications of the destruction there on the ruins, the archaeological finds and future investigations, and heritage in Syria more broadly. Palmyra offers academics, students and the interested reader alike the first full treatment in English of this fascinating site, providing a comprehensive account of the city’s origins, rise and fall.

A History of Korea

Author: Kyung Moon Hwang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137573589

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6758

A concise, lively history of Korea, which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the ancient era through to the jarring transformation that resulted in two distinctive trajectories through the modern world. This new edition of a successful text brings it up-to-date with the latest scholarship and developments in Korea's history.

The Archaeology of Korea

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521407830

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 4437

The author examines the evolution of state-level societies and their relationship to polities in Japan and China.


A History

Author: Nicholas Rockwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317218280

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 1206

Thebes offers a scholarly survey of the history and archaeology of the city, from 1600 BCE – 476 CE. Discussions of major developments in politics, war, society and culture form the basis of a chronological examination of one of Greece’s most powerful and dynamic cities. By taking a broad view, the book’s account speaks to larger trends in the ancient Mediterranean world while also demonstrating how Thebes was unique in its ancient context. It provides an up-to-date examination of all available information: topographic, demographic, numismatic, epigraphic, archaeological and textual discussions provide the most complete, current picture of ancient Thebes and illustrate the value of an interdisciplinary approach.


Internal Politics and External Policy in Ancient Greece

Author: Graeme Bourke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351847473

Category: History

Page: 248

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Elis examines the city of Elis from its earliest history, through the Archaic period and the Classical period where it reached its zenith, to its decline in the Hellenistic, Roman and later periods. Through examining this prominent city-state, its role in contemporary politics and the place of Olympia in its territory, Graeme Bourke allows the reader to explore broader issues, such as the relationship between the Spartans and their various allies, often collectively referred to as ‘the Peloponnesian League’, the connection between political structures and Panhellenic sanctuaries, and the network of relationships between various ancient sanctuaries throughout the Greek-speaking world. The volume, which makes available in English for the first time much of the debate about the city, provides a valuable resource for students and academics studying the city of Elis, the Peloponnese and the relationships within it, and pre-Hellenistic Greece as a whole.

Spirit Bird Journey

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315419874

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Sarah Nelson’s teaching novel follows Clara, a Korean-American archaeologist, to an excavation in her ancestral homeland. The story recounts her experiences as a field archaeologist and as a young woman caught between two cultures. Nelson also tells the story of Flyingbird and the Neolithic people who lived in the mound Clara is excavating. Addressing issues of gender, shamanism, ethnic identity, and Neolithic culture, and written by a leading American archaeologist specializing in these topics, this volume is both a good read and good archaeology. An ideal starting point to introduce archaeology to college students.

Shamans, Queens, and Figurines

The Development of Gender Archaeology

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420244

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 365

Sarah Nelson, recognized as one of the key figures in studying gender in the ancient world and women in archaeology, brings together much of the work she has done over three decades into a single volume. The book covers her theoretical contributions, her extensive studies of gender in the archaeology of East Asia, and her literary work on the subject. Included with the selections of her writing-- taken from diverse articles and books published in a variety of places-- is an illuminating commentary about the development of her professional and personal understanding of how gender plays out in ancient societies and modern universities and her current thinking on both topics.

Korean Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cultural property

Page: N.A

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Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

Author: Hyunhee Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018684

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 2315

This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.


Author: Hanʾguk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations and culture

Page: N.A

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A New History of Korea

Author: Ki-baek Yi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674615762

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 2910

Follows the development of Korea from prehistoric times to the student revolution of 1960, and examines Korea's politics and culture


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Korea

Page: N.A

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