What the Emperor Built

What the Emperor Built

This volume is both the first book-length study in a Western language of Ming dynasty (1368-1644) architecture and the first in any language devoted to the architectural projects of a single Chinese emperor.

Author: Aurelia Campbell

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ISBN: 0295746882

Category: Architecture

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"The Yongle emperor (r. 1402-24), one of the most famous rulers in Chinese history, is perhaps best known as the builder of Beijing's magnificent Forbidden City and for reconstruction of the Grand Canal. This volume is both the first book-length study in a Western language of Ming dynasty (1368-1644) architecture and the first in any language devoted to the architectural projects of a single Chinese emperor. Focusing on Yongle's imperial palaces in Beijing, a Daoist architectural complex on Mount Wudang, and a Buddhist temple at the Sino-Tibetan frontier, it analyzes his empire-wide construction projects and demonstrates how the siting, design, and use of his palaces and temples established his authority and contributed to the legitimization of his usurpation of power. These architectural projects help us understand his sense of empire by the far-flung locations in which he built, the distant regions from which he extracted the construction materials, and the use of tens of thousands of craftsmen and other laborers. Through his constructions, Yongle connected himself to the divine, interacted with his subjects, established an imperial presence in regions far outside the capital, and shaped his imperial legacy-thus extending imperial influence across space and time. Spanning issues of architectural design and also of construction technologies, this analysis reveals the remarkable advancements in timber-frame construction as well as using an art-historical approach to examine patronage, audience, and reception, and to situate the buildings within their larger social, historical, and religious contexts"--
Categories: Architecture

The Emperor Who Built the Great Wall

The Emperor Who Built the Great Wall

In this book, discover why he started building The Great Wall, how he made China the biggest country on earth and what treasures he hid in his secret tomb.

Author: Jillian Lin

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ISBN: 0994605609

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Page: 32

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA...a 13-year-old boy became its first emperor and built the longest wall in the world. In this book, discover why he started building The Great Wall, how he made China the biggest country on earth and what treasures he hid in his secret tomb. Find out how he became one of the most important people in Chinese history ? and how China was named after him.
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The Emperor Who Never Was

The Emperor Who Never Was

However she also included a caravanserai for traveling merchants, and a public
bathhouse.3 Other women of the emperor's family too participated in molding
Shahjahanabad and its environs. Dara Shukoh's other sister, Roshanara, built a
 ...

Author: Supriya Gandhi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674987296

Category: History

Page: 304

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Dara Shukoh was the heir-apparent to the Mughal throne in 1659, when he was executed by his brother Aurangzeb. Today Dara is lionized in South Asia, while Aurangzeb, who presided over the beginnings of imperial disintegration, is scorned. Supriya Gandhi’s nuanced biography asks whether the story really would have been different with Dara in power.
Categories: History

The Flowers of History

The Flowers of History

The emperor Constantine built a church to the blessed Peter and Paul the
Apostles , in the Lavican road , between two bay trees . A.D. 331. The emperor
built a mausoleum , constructed with extraordinary beauty , where he afterwards
buried ...

Author: Matthew Paris

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ISBN: UCD:31175005963627

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

Calendar of State Papers Colonial Series

Calendar of State Papers  Colonial Series

The Emperor gave every man 2 lbs . of rice a day , and eleven or twelve ducats
yearly , himself , the captain and mariners all alike . “ In process of four or five
years ” was again called before the Emperor ; built him a ship of about 80 tons at
his ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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ISBN: UOM:39015039716660

Category: Great Britain

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Calendar of State Papers

Calendar of State Papers

The Emperor gave every man 2 lbs . of rice a day , and eleven or twelve ducats
yearly , himself , the captain and mariners all alike . “ In process of four or five
years ” was again called before the Emperor ; built him a ship of about 80 tons at
his ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000349309

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The Works of John Jewel

The Works of John Jewel

But Theodoretus saith : The emperor built up that the bishops had thrown down .
... 3 . cap . servator ac medicus animarum6 : “ Constantine the emperor was a
most clear preacher of God , and , as it were , the saviour and physician of souls
7 .

Author: John Jewel

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008397197

Category: Lord's Supper

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The Church of England quarterly review

The Church of England quarterly review

And so far was this carried by Adrian that he changed the name of the place from
Jerusalem to Ælia , built a temple to ... The destruction was rendered still more
complete in the time of the Emperor Julian , who , having apostatized from the ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555008581

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A Classical Dictionary Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentiones in Ancient Authors A New Ed by T Smith

A Classical Dictionary  Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentiones in Ancient Authors     A New Ed      by T       Smith

Pon Ælius , was built by the emperor of the state . ---- -Tirensis , a bridge of
Latiuin Adrian at Rome . It was the second bridge between Arpinum and
Minturnæ. Triumof Rorre in following the current of the Tiber . phalis , was on the
way to the ...

Author: John Lempriere

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ISBN: ONB:+Z222033909

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Page: 725

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A Classical Dictionary

A Classical Dictionary

Pons Ælius , was built by the emperor of the state . Tirensis , a bridge of Latium
Adrian at Rome . It was the second bridge between Arpinum and Minturnæ ,
Trium . of Rome in following the current of the Tiber . phalis , was on the way to
the ...

Author: John Lemprière

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11423381

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Page: 725

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Biographical and Descriptive Sketches of the Distinguished Characters which Compose the Unrivalled Exhibition and Historical Gallery of Madame Tussaud and Sons

Biographical and Descriptive Sketches of the Distinguished Characters which Compose the Unrivalled Exhibition and Historical Gallery of Madame Tussaud and Sons

STATE CARRIAGE of the Emperor, built for his Coronation, at Milan, in 1805, and
was constantly in the train of the Grand Armée, and associated with historical
recollections. From the Monitewr Belge of Oct. 15, 1842:—“There was lately at ...

Author: Madame Tussaud and Sons' Exhibition

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ISBN: UOM:39015058667455

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Page: 40

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Chambers Encyclop dia

Chambers  Encyclop  dia

At the south of Kublai ; and a later emperor built in 1552 the end of the park are
the summer - house , the rockwall of the Outer City . work , the gardens , and the
hall for the examinaHowever , the Manchus , when they became tion of military ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433000064489

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Chambers s Encyclopaedia

Chambers s Encyclopaedia

At the south of Kublai ; and a later emperor built in 1552 the end of the park are
the summer - house , the rockwall of the Outer City . work , the gardens , and the
hall for the examinaHowever , the Manchus , when they became tion of military ...

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU06848850

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General History of the Christian Religion and Church

General History of the Christian Religion and Church

By Vicelin ' s advice , the emperor built a fortress at Segeberg to protect the
country against the Slavonians ; a proceeding which , it must be allowed , was
hardly calculated to make a favourable impression on that people ; for the Slaves
 ...

Author: August Neander

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ISBN: OXFORD:302315896

Category: Christianity

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Notes of a Trip Round the World

Notes of a Trip Round the World

The emperor built no tomb for himself , as was customary , but as the kind fates
decreed he was placed side by side with her who had been to him so much , and
they rest together , under the noblest canopy ever made by human hands .

Author: Andrew Carnegie

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ISBN: OXFORD:590204314

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 231

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Categories: Voyages around the world

The Mechanics Magazine and Journal of Engineering Agricultural Machinery Manufactures and Shipbuilding

The Mechanics  Magazine and Journal of Engineering  Agricultural Machinery  Manufactures and Shipbuilding

There was no difficulty in the armour ; we know Let us now enquire how this
revolution has come In 1854 the Emperor built some floating batteries we can
keep out the shell and the shot ; for if Sir Wil . about . How is it that our brave
sailors ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069061418

Category: Industrial arts

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The Edinburgh Review

The Edinburgh Review

Guiscard was defeated , and the Emperor built a town in Ionia for the
accommodation of his Anglo - Saxon auxiliaries . Subsequently , Alexis “ recalled
them “ to the imperial city , and committed to their charge his principal - palace ,
and his ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008378775

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The Patrimony of St Peter

The Patrimony of St  Peter

Guiscard was defeated , and the Emperor built a town in Ionia for the
accommodation of his Anglo - Saxon auxiliaries . Subsequently , Alexis “ recalled
them “ to the imperial city , and committed to their charge his principal 6 palace ,
and his ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HW6X9O

Category: Italy

Page: 32

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Categories: Italy

History of Rome and of the Roman People from Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire

History of Rome  and of the Roman People  from Its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire

To conclude , when the Emperor built Constantinople , pagan rites were
practised . The first earth was thrown up , in preparing to lay the wall , on the
fourth of November , the day when the Sun entered the sign Sagittarius , in the
intent that thus ...

Author: Victor Duruy

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWRHHC

Category: Rome

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Categories: Rome

Munta abu t taw r The reign of Akbar from 963 to 1004 A H Translated into English by W H Lowe

Munta      abu t taw  r          The reign of Akbar  from 963 to 1004 A H  Translated into English by W H  Lowe

Some time before this the Shaikh had foretold to him the happy birth of a son ,
and after some days he liad gone to visit the Shaikh in expectation of the
fulfilment of his promise . On account of this bond of union between them the
Emperor built ...

Author: ʻAbd al-Qādir ibn Mulūk Shāh Badāʼūnī

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044025033291

Category: India

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Categories: India