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1. Afghanistan [2017]

255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vii, 354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm
At the entrance of The Field Museum's Cyrus Tang Hall of China, two Chinese stone guardian lions stand tall, gazing down intently at approaching visitors. One lion's paw rests upon a decorated ball symbolizing power, while the other lion cradles a cub. Traditionally believed to possess attributes of strength and protection, statues such as these once stood guard outside imperial buildings, temples, and wealthy homes in China. Now, centuries later, they guard this incredible permanent exhibition. China's long history is one of the richest and most complex in the known world, and the Cyrus Tang Hall of China offers visitors a wonderful, comprehensive survey of it through some 350 artifacts on display, spanning from the Paleolithic period to present day. Now, with China: Visions through the Ages, anyone can experience the marvels of this exhibition through the book's beautifully designed and detailed pages. Readers will gain deeper insight into The Field Museum's important East Asian collections, the exhibition development process, and research on key aspects of China's fascinating history. This companion book, edited by the exhibition's own curatorial team, takes readers even deeper into the wonders of the Cyrus Tang Hall of China and enables them to study more closely the objects and themes featured in the show. Mirroring the exhibition's layout of five galleries, the volume is divided into five sections. The first section focuses on the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods; the second, the Bronze Age, the first dynasties, and early writing; the third, the imperial system and power; the fourth, religion and performance; and the fifth, interregional trade and the Silk Routes. Each section also includes highlights containing brief stories on objects or themes in the hall, such as the famous Lanting Xu rubbing. With chapters from a diverse set of international authors providing greater context and historical background, China: Visions through the Ages is a richly illustrated volume that allows visitors, curious readers, and China scholars alike a chance to have an enduring exchange with the objects featured in the exhibition and with their multifaceted histories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226385372 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword by Muhammad bin DohryIntroduction by Abdalla Bujra and Noel BrehonyHadhramaut in YemenChapter One. Hadhramaut in Yemen Politics Noel Brehony and Saadaldin Talib.Chapter Two. Hadhrami "Exceptionalism": attempts at an explanation. Thanos Petouris. Chapter Three. Rural life and land tenure in Wadi Hadhramaut: links with outmigration. Helen Lackner Hadhramaut and the diasporaChapter Four. Visualising the Homeland: the Atlas of Sayyid Uthman of Batavia (1822-1914). Nico Kaptein. Chapter Five." Revival" of the Hadhrami Diaspora? Networking through Religious Figures in Indonesia. Kazuhiro Arai.Chapter Six. Arab Muslim migrants in the colonial Philippines: the Hadhramaut connection. William Clarence-SmithChapter Seven. Scimitar for Hire: Yemeni Fighters Abroad. James Spencer. Chapter Eight. Citizenship and belonging amongst the Hadhramis of Kenya. Iain WalkerChapter Nine. Diaspora or network? Hadhrami diaspora reconsidered through the lens of trade. Philippe PetriatChapter Ten. From Barefoot Doctors to Professors of Medicine in Seventy-Five Years 1940-2015. Adel Aulaqi Research issuesChapter Eleven. Rediscovering Hadhramaut: paradigms of research. Leif Manger.Chapter Twelve. Research Issues on Hadhramaut. Abdalla Bujra.BibliographyNotes on contributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538682 20170621
The Hadhramis of Yemen have migrated for centuries in large numbers, establishing a diaspora that extends around the Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States. This migration has deeply affected the host countries as well as Hadhramaut itself. Yet the region has not been able to use its population size, capabilities or resources to wield significant political influence in successive Yemeni regimes. This book examines the people of the Hadhrami diaspora, who travelled as religious scholars, traders, labourers and soldiers, to understand their enduring influence and identity. In doing so, the book explores key aspects of their history, including the impact of Yemeni nationalist movements, the significance of land reforms, the importance of social and tribal origins and how the Hadhrami resisted European domination as a Muslim community. Although a distinctive part of geographical Yemen, Hadhramaut was not regarded as a Yemeni political entity until the twentieth century.This research asks if the recent turmoil in Yemen following the Arab Spring, the growth of Al-Qa'ida and ISIS, and war involving a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, will produce even greater instability in the region or perhaps lead to a united Yemen, a restored South Yemen or even to Hadhramaut as an independent state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538682 20170621
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
3, iii, 435 pages : illustrations, chiefly color ; 38 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 286 pages ; 27 cm
  • Is Israel-Arab peace even possible?
  • Why write this book?
  • In the beginning
  • Making Aliya to an Arab village
  • Working for the Israeli government
  • The Institute for Education for Jewish Arab Coexistence
  • The Israeli Army drafts me
  • The first engagement
  • the Intifada
  • A day in the life of an Israeli peace activist
  • Becoming a security threat
  • The magical kingdom
  • From security list to advisor to the prime minister
  • Bringing security to the table
  • The Al-Aqsa Intifada september 2000
  • Dilemmas of a peacemaker
  • Near death experiences
  • Making peace
  • Lessons learned
  • Why the Kerry initiative failed
  • A plan to replace the Netanyahu government
  • Where to from here?
  • What does peace look like?
  • Final thoughts.
Gershon Baskin's memoir of thirty-eight years of intensive pursuit of peace begins with a childhood on Long Island and a bar mitzvah trip to Israel with his family. Baskin joined Young Judaea back in the States, then later lived on a kibbutz in Israel, where he announced to his parents that he had decided to make aliya, immigrate to Israel. They persuaded him to return to study at NYU, after which he finally immigrated under the auspices of Interns for Peace. In Israel he spent a pivotal two years living with Arabs in the village of Kufr Qara.Despite the atmosphere of fear, Baskin found that he could talk with both Jews and Palestinians, and that very few others were engaged in efforts at mutual understanding. At his initiative, the Ministry of Education and the office of right-wing Prime Minister Menachem Begin created the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence with Baskin himself as director. Eight years later he founded and codirected the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-and-do tank in the world, the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. For decades he continued to cross borders, often with a kaffiyeh (Arab headdress) on his dashboard to protect his car in Palestinian neighborhoods. Airport passport control became Kafkaesque as Israeli agents routinely identified him as a security threat.During the many cycles of peace negotiations, Baskin has served both as an outside agitator for peace and as an advisor on the inside of secret talks-for example, during the prime ministership of Yitzhak Rabin and during the initiative led by Secretary of State John Kerry. Baskin ends the book with his own proposal, which includes establishing a peace education program and cabinet-level Ministries of Peace in both countries, in order to foster a culture of peace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826521811 20180115
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

8. Latif Al Ani [2017]

175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
236 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Notes and Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. Codification and Legal Change Chapter 2. Halakha and the Custom of the Merchants Chapter 3. Updating the Halakha Chapter 4. Partnership Chapter 5. Commercial Agency (Suhba) Chapter 6. Suhba-Agency in the Code Chapter 7. Proxy Legal Agency Chapter 8. Sale and Contract Chapter 9. Judicial Autonomy Conclusion. Legal Change and Originality Notes Works Cited Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249149 20170911
The advent of Islam in the seventh century brought profound economic changes to the Jews living in the Middle East, and Talmudic law, compiled in and for an agrarian society, was ill equipped to address an increasingly mercantile world. In response, and over the course of the seventh through eleventh centuries, the heads of the Jewish yeshivot of Iraq sought precedence in custom to adapt Jewish law to the new economic and social reality. In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of even further pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the late twelfth century. While Maimonides insisted that he was merely restating already established legal practice, Cohen uncovers the extensive reformulations that further inscribed commerce into Jewish law. Maimonides revised Talmudic partnership regulations, created a judicial method to enable Jewish courts to enforce forms of commercial agency unknown in the Talmud, and even modified the halakha to accommodate the new use of paper for writing business contracts. Over and again, Cohen demonstrates, the language of Talmudic rulings was altered to provide Jewish merchants arranging commercial collaborations or litigating disputes with alternatives to Islamic law and the Islamic judicial system. Thanks to the business letters, legal documents, and accounts found in the manuscript stockpile known as the Cairo Geniza, we are able to reconstruct in fine detail Jewish involvement in the marketplace practices that contemporaries called "the custom of the merchants." In Maimonides and the Merchants, Cohen has written a stunning reappraisal of how these same customs inflected Jewish law as it had been passed down through the centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249149 20170911
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 289 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Structuralizing nostalgia in Akanland : the "House of Israel" of Ghana
  • Online spiritual volition : the "Internet Jews" of Cameroon
  • Political revivalism as religious practice : the "Children of Ephraim" of India.
In the last century, the tragic events of the Holocaust and the subsequent founding of the state of Israel brought about tremendous changes for Jewish communities all over the world. This book explores what may be the next watershed moment for the Jews: the inclusion of millions of people from developing nations who self-define as Jewish but who have no historical ties with established centres of Jewish life. These emerging groups bring expanding notions of what it means to be Jewish. This comparative ethnographic study, the first of its kind, presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. It investigates theramifications of these new movements for the larger Judeo-Christian world, particularly with regard to issues of multiculturalism, immigration, race relations, and messianic expectations concerning the prophecy of Isaiah 11:12, according to which God will "assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607815846 20171227
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 32 cm
A richly illustrated book featuring recent revelations about China's first emperor, Ying Zheng, and his famous burial site containing an army of life-size terracotta soldiers and other artifacts First discovered by a farmer in 1974, the burial site of China's first emperor, Ying Zheng, has yielded thousands of life-size terracotta figures and artifacts, and continues to be excavated today. This fascinating publication features more than 130 works including ten of these majestic terracotta figures, arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. Dating from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256 BC) through the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC), these objects represent the complex history, myths, and burial customs of ancient China. The texts introduce recent scholarship on this material culture to illuminate not only the first emperor's burial complex, but also his powerful influence in Chinese history and the myriad ways in which his political and economic reforms transformed the daily lives of the Chinese people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300230567 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxii, 370 pages : many illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Lapithos Tomb 322. Voice, context and the archaeological record / Jennifer M. Webb
  • Placing the dead: cemeteries, cities and society in the ancient Greek world / Gillian Shepher
  • Why Nikosthenes looked east (Berlin F2324) / Margaret C. Miller
  • Where to put the Twins? Torone's Dioskoureion / Tom Hillard and J. Lea Beness
  • Thucydides' Herodotean wise advisers / Roger Scott
  • Themistocles, his son Archepolis, and their successors (Themistocles V?): numismatic evidence for the rule of a dynasty at Magnesia on the Maeander / Kenneth A. Sheedy
  • Cretan arrowheads struck with a BE monogram / Nicholas Sekunda
  • Cicero's Greek and the New Testament / Neil O'Sullivan
  • Palaces-gardens-temples. Their relationships and legitimising role in the Hellenistic and early Roman Near East / Inge Nielsen
  • Filling the gaps: revealing early Hellenistic and early Roman Pella of the Decapolis / John Tidmarsh
  • The Middle Euphrates River in the Seleucid and Roman periods / Peter Edwell
  • Romans at Jebel Khalid? Where and when? / Heather Jackson
  • From Antioch to the Euphrates - the choice of routes to the east in the Roman period / Ross Burns
  • Zeus Olympios, Hadrian and the Jews of Antiochia-on-the-Chrysorrhoas-formerly-called-Gerasa / Rubina Raja
  • Naming tablewares: using teh artefactual evidence to investigate eating and drinking practices across the Roman world / Penelope M. Allison
  • Dem bones / Peter Garnsey
  • Early Christianity in Pisidia: assessing some problematic evidence / G.H.R. Horsley
  • Christianity in the hinterland of Roman and Ummayad Philadelphia: evidence and inference in the Belqa
  • David Kennedy
  • From Kallipolis to Gallipoli - what's in a name? / Samuel Lieu
  • Jews and Christians in Tertuliian's Carthage / Fergus Millar
  • Imperial letters in Latin from the time of Cyprian / Fergus Millar
  • La liste de Pointius a t-elle chance de refléter l'order chronologique des traités de Cyprien? / Michel Poirier
  • The apostle Peter in the Christianity of Roman Africa / J. Patout Burns, Jr.
  • Montanismand the cult of the martyrs in Roman North Africa: reassessing the literary and epigraphic evidence / William Tabbernee
  • Visualising virtuous victims: mosaics, martyrs and spectacles in Roman Africa / Robin M. Jensen
  • Synesius of Cyrene's Homily 1 and the Alexandrian exegetical tradition / David T. Runia
  • Letters, instructions, gifts: the embassies of Hormisadas, bishop of Rome (514-523), to Constantinople / Pauline Allen
  • Apocalypse then: dreams and visions in Byzantine apocalpytic in the context of conflict / Bronwen Neil
  • Manuscript leaves at the University of Melbourne / John Burke.
"Graeme Clarke's research into aspects of the ancient world spans two significant areas: the archaeology of Syria and studies in early Christianity and patristics. This volume, in Graeme's honour, comprises contributions from scholars from across the world whose work has overlapped in significant ways with his. The contributors take us in time from Bronze Age Cyprus through the classical period in Greece and the Hellenistic and Roman worlds, to the growth of Christianity and the work of the Church Fathers, and, finally, 14th century AD France (a medieval manuscript). Although some essays consider specific sites, such as a tomb at Lapithos in Cyprus, or specific objects, such as a drinking vessel produced in Attica, they raise broader questions regarding archaeological publication, the tracking of aesthetic preferences, ethnic identity, cultural relations and social practices in the ancient world. A cluster of essays takes as their subject Jebel Khalid, the wider region of the Euphrates, and the Roman East more generally; others, following Graeme's work on easrly Christianity and on Cyprian, take us to North Africa and, ultimately, into the troubled world of the later Roman empire." --back cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
This stunning Chinese art book presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCEu9 CE). These exquisite treasures are from newly discovered sites in the Jiangsu region of China and are made of gold, silver, jade, bronze, pottery, lacquer, and other refined materials. Masterworks include a full-length jade suit sewn with gold threads, an oversized coffin shrouded in jade, and a complete set of functional bronze bells. The bookAEs texts explore a number of ideas about life and death of Western Han royalty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780939117789 20170515
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 224 pages : illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
In history, this grand arterial 1500-mile waterway was always seen as the natural frontier between the northern provinces of the Iranian empires and the outer Turanian lands. It was for centuries central to Achaemenid and later Persian power. But, as the author shows, it has a prehistory which goes very much further back: and a succession of skilled yet still elusive Bronze Age cultures flourished here well before the rise of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE. This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating history, art and archaeology of the region, including its primal trade in silk and foodstuffs; the mineral wealth of the Oxus basin; its exotic myths and beliefs; and the converging tribes and peoples which led to a new stability, economic growth and urbanism. The volume contains 150 full-colour photographs of notable artefacts, including silver decorated vessels, inlaid stone pots, agate beads and 25 'Bactrian Princesses': remarkable statuettes made in chlorite and limestone. Most of these rare objects have never been seen, let alone published, before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784537722 20180306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vi, 126 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
Buddhism originated in north India and spread to other parts of the subcontinent in the third century BCE. The Andhra region, located along the south-east coast of India, welcomed Buddhism and a stupa, probably built to house a relic of the Buddha from the north, was constructed at Amaravati. From 200 BCE, the stupa was enlarged and substantially embellished over several centuries, making it one of the most important Buddhist monuments in India. However, the stupa fell into decline from the 14th century and it was re-discovered and excavated only in the 19th century. In 1880 more than 120 of the Amaravati sculptures entered the collection of the British Museum, with other pieces eventually finding their way to museums in India, Europe and America. The papers in this book emerged from a conference at the British Museum held in September 2014 that brought together leading specialists from around the world to address aspects of Amaravati and its sculpture. Subjects covered in this volume include the rediscovery of the stupa at the end of the 18th century as well as its recreation in the 21st century. The art of Amaravati is also placed in the context of other sites and remains from the Andhra region which, despite its importance, has been relatively neglected in the study of the religious and visual cultures of South Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780861592074 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 350 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Project stories and museum histories: Contextualising collections in the Cyprus Museum and other public museums: recent projects / Despina Pilides
  • Re-examining the history of Cypriot antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum: a look at the collection's past and future / Anastasia Christophilopoulou
  • Histories of pots and people: re-discovering the archaeology of Cypro-geometric Lapithos / Stella Diakou
  • The Cypriot fragment at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 19th century / Catherine Olien
  • CARMA (Cyprus ARchaeological MAterials): a modular prototype system for archaeological information management / Charlambos Paraskeva
  • Ancient places: new perspectives: Lapithos revisited: a fresh look at a key Middle Bronze Age site in Cyprus / Jennifer M. Webb
  • The Late Bronze Age harbour city of Hala Sultan Tekke : results from the new Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010-2015 / Peter M. Fischer
  • Metallurgy and metalwork at Enkomi : revisiting Porphyrios Dikaios' excavations / Vasiliki Kassianidou
  • The Ayia Irini project at the Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm: towards a reconsideration of the ceramics / Giorgos Bourogiannis
  • Excavations at Ayia Irini in the winter of 1929: tricky Phoenicians and Biblical floods / Sanne Houby-Nielsen
  • Mapping ancient Amathus / Anna Cannavo
  • The Iron Age city of Kition: the state of research 85 years after the Swedish Cyprus Expedition's excavations / Sabine Fourrier
  • Recent research at the Hellenistic and Roman theatre precinct of Nea Paphos / Craig Barker
  • Reconstructing social behaviour and interaction in the House of Dionysos in Paphos : a reconsideration of previous research / Alexia Miltiadous Johansson
  • Ancient objects: new perspectives: Silent artefacts revealing their story: the analytical paradigm of Bronze Age cooking pots from Cyprus / Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou and Athanasios K. Vionis
  • Patterns of interaction on the south coast of Cyprus: Early Bronze Age I-II pottery assemblages / Silvana Di Paolo
  • Two 'rediscovered' textile fragments from Palaeoskoutella, Karpas peninsula / Hedvig Landenius Enegren and Ina Vanden Berghe
  • Local and regional patterns of textile production in Late Bronze Age Cyprus / Caroline Sauvage and Joanna S. Smith
  • Making sense of ancient scents: documenting the use of perfumed substances in ancient Cyprus / Zuzana Chovanec
  • The reuse of a well as a deposit for seven individuals at Hala Sultan Tekke / Bettina Stolle
  • Recently discovered cylinder seals from Hala Sultan Tekke / Teresa Bürge
  • A study of fishing methods used at Hala Sultan Tekke during the Late Bronze Age / Adam Lindqvist
  • Maritime transport containers and Bronze Age Cyprus / A. Bernard Knapp
  • Playing spaces: the sociality of games in Bronze Age Cyprus / Walter Crist
  • Phoenician bronzes from Cyprus reconsidered: intercultural exchange in ancient Cyprus from a pan-Mediterranean perspective / Christian Vonhoff
  • Oriental luxuries and elite women in Archaic Cyprus / George Papasavvas
  • ICP-analysis of 66 terracotta statues, statuettes and pottery sherds from Ayia Irini, Cyprus / Christian Mühlenbock and Torbjörn Brorsson
  • Reconsidering the necropoleis of Ayia Irini: a glimpse of the Iron Age evidence / Adriano Orsingher
  • The political situation in the Near East during the Cypro-Archaic period and its impact on Cyprus / Christina Ioannou
  • Incorporating numismatics into historical studies: the case of Cyprus / Evangeline Markou
  • Rethinking the portrait-like sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus / Giorgos Papantoniou.
Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm hosts the largest and most well documented collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world outside Cyprus. The museum's goal is to continuously stay in-tune with the latest research centered on its collection. The suggested conference, mostly focused on the Cypriote Bronze and Iron-Age, is part of this long-term strategy to systemize an exchange of knowledge between the museum and external Swedish and international partners. Another important component in the long term strategy is to particularly focus on young and promising Swedish and international scholars so that the research on the Cypriote collections at Medelhavsmuseet remains vital and dynamic also in the future.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 510 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The profound effects of the British Empire's actions in the Arab World during the First World War can be seen echoing through the history of the 20th century. The uprising sparked by the Husayn-McMahon correspondence and led by 'Lawrence of Arabia'; the Sykes-Picot agreement which undermined that rebellion; and memoranda such as the Balfour Declaration all have shaped the Middle East into forms which would have been unrecognizable to the diplomats of the 19th century. Undertaken during the First 'World' War, these actions were not part of a coordinated British strategy, but in fact directed by several overlapping and competing departments, some imperfectly referred to as the 'Arab Bureau'. The British and the Middle East is unique in its comprehensive treatment of how and why the British generals and diplomats acted as they did. By taking as his starting point the voluminous, contradictory and revealing records of the policy-makers in the British government, Robert H. Lieshout shows convincingly that many concerned with foreign policy making were quite oblivious to the history and complexities of the Islamic World.Covering the full sweep of British involvement in Arabia, Lieshout makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of the period in which the British Empire changed the world, and shows how shallow and confused the understanding of those that shaped the future of the Middle East really was.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535834 20160928
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
339 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
本图录通过对二百余件精美文物的展示, 较全面地反映中国古代宮廷后妃和皇子的物质生活与精神世界. 图录中所展示的文物包括书籍、绘画、金银器、玉器、珐琅器、瓷器、漆器、竹木器和织绣等多个门类, 它们是从故宮博物院180余万件文物中精心遴选而出. 展品丰富精美, 题材独特, 规模宏大, 对于全面地认识清代帝王文化、宮廷文化, 以及当时的社会发展等, 都具有十分重要的意义.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)