"Tackett resolves the enigma of the complete disappearance by the tenth century of the medieval Chinese aristocracy, analyzing a dazzling array of sources to demonstrate that the great Tang aristocratic families were far more successful than previously believed in adapting to the many transformations of the seventh and eighth centuries"--
Cambridge, Massachusetts :
Harvard University Asia Center,
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and indexes.
9780674492059 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0674492056 (hardcover : acid-free paper)