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Asia: A Concise History
From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood ...more
ebook, 450 pages
Published May 16th 2011 by Wiley
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Nov 15, 2016 Lisa marked it as to-read · review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Potter's School Classical Track Year 3
Ch. 2 (Ancient South Asia): After the Mauryan Empire was the Age of Invasions (+Gupta Empire) which lasted for centuries and resulted, in part, from the unification of ancient China in 221 BC and the construction of the Great Wall which put pressure on nomadic peoples of the Central Asian steppe: Greeks from Bactria; King Kanishka and the Kushanas who spread the Mahayana form of Buddhism to ancient China through his Central Asian territories + it was under his rule that the Ajanta (Buddhist) and ...more
Arthur Cotterell, former Principal of Kingston College in London, has spent many years combining senior educational management with historical research. He is the respected author of more than thirty books, and is now writing on the Chinese empire, from the history of which he considers one can learn as much about leadership as from Ashridge or Harvard.More about Arthur Cotterell...