"A totally absorbing book...imaginative and erudite, full of startling juxtapositions and flashes of real perception."―Jonathan D. SpenceJohn E. Wills's masterful history ushers us into the worlds of 1688, from the suicidal exaltation of Russian Old Believers to the ravishing voice of the haiku poet Basho. Witness the splendor of the Chinese imperial court as the Kangxi emperor publicly mourns the...
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (January 17, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 1154311
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
reviews: I bought this book out of curiosity, why 1688? I’m amazed at the large number of transitions, many results that exist to the present, the author was able to highlight. I suspect careful scholars could present a similar case for a different age, but i...
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