By David Curtis Wright
This learn of family members among Sung China (960-1279) and Kitan Liao (916-1125), a kingdom on Sung's northern border, is either an army and diplomatic historical past and a historical past of international relations.
Its first chapters traditionally contextualise the equality of Sung-Liao international relations and narrate how, throughout the overdue 10th and early 11th centuries, the 2 states fought one another to a standstill earlier than concluding peace at Shan-yüan in 1005.
Later chapters conceal the varieties and textures of peaceable diplomatic touch among Sung and Liao that persisted for the remainder of the century.
will probably be important for students and basic readers who desire to probe past generalisations and discover in additional aspect mid-imperial China's battle and international relations with its northern neighbours.
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