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1688 (2001)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject History, Modern - 17th century
Publication Date January 2001
Format Hardcover (9.8 x 6.5 mm)
Publisher Norton
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
John 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 death of his grandmother and shrewdly consolidates his power. Join the great caravans of Muslims on their annual pilgrimage from Damascus and Cairo to Mecca. Walk the pungent streets of Amsterdam and enter the Rasp House, where vagrants, beggars, and petty criminals labored to produce powdered brazilwood for the dyeworks.Through these stories and many others, Wills paints a detailed picture of how the global connections of power, money, and belief were beginning to lend the world its modern form.
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Store Powell's City of Books
Purchase Price $12.95
Acquire Date 3/20/2014
Condition Very Good/Good
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification D246 .W55 2001
Dewey 909.6
ISBN 9780393047448
Cover Price $27.95
No. of Pages 330
First Edition No
Rare No
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