A History of Asia

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HarperCollins College Publishers, 1996 - Asia - 461 pages
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A History of Asia places an emphasis on social history, paying particular attention to cultural and religious trends and offering explicit comparisons among the major Asian traditions and between Asia and the western world. The second edition includes a new chapter on Japan, increased coverage of social history, urban history, women, and the environment, and an updated bibliography.

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User Review  - Carlos Burga - Goodreads

This book was really good in giving the reader a notion of the history of Asia, but although Murphey does a splendid job of discussion the intricate history of this most-populous of continents, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

Great book for those of us who are trying to learn about Asian history with one source. I would say that it goes into a medium depth level on the majority of monsoon Asian countries. It does not touch ... Read full review


Introduction Monsoon Asia as a Unit of Study
Prehistoric Asia
The Civilization of Ancient India

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About the author (1996)

Murphey is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, England.

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