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Precious Materials In Asian History: Essays On Turquoise, Amber, Ivory, Diamond And Gold

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Precious Materials In Asian History: Essays On Turquoise, Amber, Ivory, Diamond And Gold

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Precious Materials In Asian History: Essays On Turquoise, Amber, Ivory, Diamond And Gold by Berthold Laufer
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A collection of essays on the sources, usage, social significance and folklore of some of the most prominent precious materials in the history of China, South Asia and the Himalayas. It also offers information on the anthropological implications of these materials. Precious Materials in Asian History' is a collection of essays on the sources, usage, social significance and folklore of some of the most prominent precious materials in the history of China, South Asia and the Himalayas, as well as a rich source of information on the anthropological implications'

Author Biography

Berthold Laufer (1874-1934) was one of the earliest and most erudite Western scholars of Asian culture. He was the primary contributor to the great collection of anthropological material now preserved at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, a collection he curated for some 26 years.
Release date Australia
February 20th, 2014
Country of Publication
Thailand
Illustrations
1 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Pages
275
ISBN-13
9789745241091
Product ID
3356441

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