Vietnamese ancient history

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Vietnamese ancient history

maaliskuu 20, 2022, 7:06 pm

I’d like to introduce a book on ancient Vietnamese history which I have just published entitled “The Bronze Drums and The Earrings, ISBN: 978-0-473-59804-4” . The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library, the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, the State Library of Western Australia, the State Library of South Australia, the City of Melbourne Libraries, the National Library of Singapore, the National Library of New Zealand, the University of Hawaii, Massey University, plus over fourteen public libraries in New Zealand have ordered copies.

Some details of the book are below:
A Google search for a book on Vietnamese history will result in an overwhelming number about the war which ended in 1975. This book offers an overview of Vietnamese history from prehistory to the present day and is written for people interested in history from a travellers’ perspective. It specifically focuses on the period from 700 to 111 BCE. It discusses briefly the origin of the Vietnamese, the three characters which shaped its early history: the Hùng kings – the founders of Vietnam An Dương Vương, Zhao Tuo and the battles involved during the transfer of power from one to the next. The final battle ended the country’s autonomy and placed the country under Chinese dynastic rule for one thousand years to the 10th century.