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Cotterell, Arthur

Overview
Works: 135 works in 957 publications in 12 languages and 26,158 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Biography  Legends  Myths 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: DS721, 931
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Most widely held works by Arthur Cotterell
Ancient China by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines China and studies its ancient civilization
The Macmillan illustrated encyclopedia of myths & legends by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

61 editions published between 1089 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to myths and legends. Lists entries for 1,250 characters and their origins
A dictionary of world mythology by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

108 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the chief myths of the world in seven main sections--West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Africa, America, and Oceania. Presents the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents. Drawing upon hundreds of myths from around the globe, it not only reveals the vast differences in these civilizations, but also demonstrates the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown
The first emperor of China : the greatest archeological find of our time by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

61 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 6 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed view of the Chinese emperor Ch'in Shih-huang-ti, and discusses how the discovery of an entire larger-than-life ceramic army buried with him, reveals many facts about ancient China
The Encyclopedia of ancient civilizations by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Polish and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries for Egypt, West Asia, India, Europe, the Orient, and pre-Columbian civilizations discuss the origins of the civilization, language, art, architecture, mythology, and religion
The encyclopedia of mythology : Classical, Celtic, Norse by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 500 alphabetical entries describing the central mythical figures of each culture (classical, Celtic, and Norse) and over 550 illustrations spanning fifteen centuries of fine art from the ancient world to the present day, including both classic masterpieces and commissioned artwork
The ultimate encyclopedia of mythology : an A - Z guide to the myths and legends of the ancient world by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. A comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors."
The Minoan world by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an outline of what is known about the Minoans and a guide to the surviving sites and treasures of today
The encyclopedia of world mythology by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the myths and traditions, as well as social and cultural influences behind civilizations all around the world
China's civilization : a survey of its history, arts, and technology by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early civilization of China by Yong Yap Cotterell( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Asia : from Chinese predominance to the rise of the Pacific rim by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only provides insight into the past of this burgeoning region but offers a provocative view of the future as well
China by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of historical artefacts, together with accompanying text, provide a view of life in imperial China from its beginnings in the bronze age to its final days in the early twentieth century. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
Chariot : from chariot to tank, the astounding rise and fall of the world's first war machine by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1286 B.C. at Kadesh in the Eastern Mediterranean - where the troops of Ramses II overwhelmed the Hittites with 5,000 chariots - to Rome in 67 A.D., when the Emperor Nero drove his own ten-horse chariot in the Olympic Games (he fell out but still won the prize) - to Constantinople in 352 A.D., when a three-day riot, ignited by a chariot race, left more than 30,000 people dead after the Emperor Justinian had to send in troops to restore order, the story of the chariot provides a key to understanding the pivotal scenes and personalities that have left their marks on history."
The Penguin encyclopedia of classical civilizations( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Hellenistic Civilization (c. 500-338 BC), the Hellenistic Age (c. 336-31 BC), the Roman world (c. 510 BC-AD 476), the Empires of Persia (c. 559-AD 651), Imperial India (c. 500 BC-AD 651), the Unification of China (c. 481 BC-AD 316)
Chinese civilization : from the Ming revival to Chairman Mao by Yap Yong( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial capitals of China : a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the third century B.C. Shang Emperor's obsessive and fatal attempts to engage the Immortals with cosmologically pleasing urban planning, Chinese emperors have designed their imperial capitals in ways that reveal the heart of their dynasty. In a history peopled with countless races, nationalities, and faiths, capital city ley lines display religious preoccupations and building design shows cultural influences of the period. The Tang capital at Chang an betrays the striking creativity and cultural receptiveness that earmark the era as a literary and artistic golden age, and the Forbidden City of fifteenth century Beijing still stands as testament to Ming dynasty architectural virtuosity. Arthur Cotterell provides an inside view of the rich array of characters, political and ideological tensions, and technological genius that defined the imperial cities of China, as each in turn is uncovered, explored, and celebrated. The oldest continuous civilization in existence today stands to become the most influential. From the foundations of the first capital to the politics of empire and cataclysmic civil wars, The Imperial Capitals of China offers a level of insight indispensable for a true understanding of China today"--Publisher description
China : a cultural history by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia : a concise history by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny. Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan that have shaped the continent. Covers the great events and figures of Asian history, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat. Includes fascinating slices of history, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC, an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan. Features boxed inserts of special interest like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC. Contains over 100 illustrations, maps, and photos"--Publisher's description
A history of Southeast Asia by Arthur Cotterell( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Southeast Asia narrates the history of the region from earliest recorded times until today, covering present-day Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Its scope is the whole of Southeast Asia and not just the mainland, which has in the past received undue emphasis possibly because of the Vietnam War. Water is the geographical cause of its unity and diversity, for even landlocked Laos has the Mekong as a means of communication
 
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The Macmillan illustrated encyclopedia of myths & legends
Alternative Names
Cotterell, A. B.

Cotterell A. B. 1942-....

Cotterell, A. B. (Arthur B.)

Cotterell, A. B. (Arthur B.), 1942-

Cotterell, Arthur 1942-

Cotterell, Arthur B.

Коттерел, Артур

آرثر كورتل، 1942-

كوترل، آرثر، 1942-

코터렐, 아서

アーサー・コットレル

コッテル, アーサー

コットレル, A

コットレル, アーサー

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The Macmillan illustrated encyclopedia of myths & legendsA dictionary of world mythologyThe Encyclopedia of ancient civilizationsThe encyclopedia of mythology : Classical, Celtic, NorseThe encyclopedia of world mythologyEast Asia : from Chinese predominance to the rise of the Pacific rimChinaChariot : from chariot to tank, the astounding rise and fall of the world's first war machine