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Tibet a history by Sam Van Schaik

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


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About the Edition

Presents a comprehensive history of the country, from its beginnings in the seventh century, to its rise as a Buddhist empire in medieval times, to its conquest by China in 1950, and subsequent rule by the Chinese.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-303) and index.

StatementSam Van Schaik
LC ClassificationsDS786 .V35 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 324 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25008202M
ISBN 100300154046
ISBN 109780300154047
LC Control Number2010040518

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