Search, Read and Download Book "Kingly Splendor" in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobooks. Please register your account, get Ebooks for free, get other books. We continue to make library updates so that you can continue to enjoy the latest books. Easy and Fast, 100%. If you have trouble, please contact us.
|Author||: Allison R. Miller|
|Editor||: Columbia University Press|
The Western Han dynasty (202 BCE–9 CE) was a foundational period for the artistic culture of ancient China, a fact particularly visible in the era’s funerary art. Iconic forms of Chinese art such as dazzling suits of jade; cavernous, rock-cut mountain tombs; fancifully ornate wall paintings; and armies of miniature terracotta warriors were prepared for the tombs of the elite during this period. Many of the finest objects of the Western Han have been excavated from the tombs of kings, who administered local provinces on behalf of the emperors. Allison R. Miller paints a new picture of elite art production by revealing the contributions of the kings to Western Han artistic culture. She demonstrates that the kings were not mere imitators of the imperial court but rather innovators, employing local materials and workshops and experimenting with new techniques to challenge the artistic hegemony of the imperial house. Tombs and funerary art, Miller contends, functioned as an important vehicle of political expression as kings strove to persuade the population and other elites of their legitimacy. Through case studies of five genres of royal art, Miller argues that the political structure of the early Western Han, with the emperor as one ruler among peers, benefited artistic production and innovation. Kingly Splendor brings together close readings of funerary art and architecture with nuanced analyses of political and institutional dynamics to provide an interdisciplinary revisionist history of the early Western Han.
|Author||: Anthony J. Barbieri-Low|
|Editor||: University of Washington Press|
Although they existed more than a millennium apart, the great civilizations of New Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1548–1086 BCE) and Han dynasty China (206 BCE–220 CE) shared intriguing similarities. Both were centered around major, flood-prone rivers—the Nile and the Yellow River—and established complex hydraulic systems to manage their power. Both spread their territories across vast empires that were controlled through warfare and diplomacy and underwent periods of radical reform led by charismatic rulers—the “heretic king” Akhenaten and the vilified reformer Wang Mang. Universal justice was dispensed through courts, and each empire was administered by bureaucracies staffed by highly trained scribes who held special status. Egypt and China each developed elaborate conceptions of an afterlife world and created games of fate that facilitated access to these realms. This groundbreaking volume offers an innovative comparison of these two civilizations. Through a combination of textual, art historical, and archaeological analyses, Ancient Egypt and Early China reveals shared structural traits of each civilization as well as distinctive features.
|Author||: Henry Woodfin Grady|
|Author||: Robert D. Culver|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
|Author||: Clarence Larkin|
|Editor||: Whitaker House|
Dispensational Truth is the Rev. Clarence Larkin’s famous book on dispensationalism with his beautifully drawn black and white charts. A must-have book for any student of dispensationalism, the book contains more than 115 charts, maps, and drawings. The result of thirty years of study, Dispensational Truth is a gold mine of information on prophetic truth for the busy pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, and everyone who loves God’s Word. In fact, Larkin’s charts have been called “the gold standard” of pre-tribulation knowledge. A trained draftsman, Larkin diagrammed what he read during his Bible studies. From his drawings and charts, the study of God’s Word has enriched generations of those who seek illumination and clarification regarding history, prophecy, and the future of mankind. This book has sold thousands of copies since it was first published in 1920.
|Author||: Heinrich Robert Zimmer|
|Editor||: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.|
Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
|Author||: Clarence Larkin|
|Editor||: Cosimo Classics|
The book does not contain the opinions of the Author, nor quotations from other writers, but is based solely on the Scriptures, chapter and verse being given for every statement. The book is "Timely" in these days of Apostasy and denial of THE FAITH. -from the Foreword The Reverend Clarence Larkin was one of the most widely influential Christian fundamentalists of the early twentieth century, and his writings remain key to appreciating the conservative religious thought that today enjoys widespread popularity. This 1920 work outlines the fundamental doctrines of Christianity as revealed by the Bible, from "The Mystery of Godliness" to "Election and Free-will." Numerous charts and illustrations explain "The Five Great World-Wide Kingdoms," "The Threefold Nature of Man," "The Satanic Trinity," and more. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Larkin's The Spirit World, The Second Coming of Christ, and The Book of Revelation.