Written by Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072), an intellectual giant of the Song dynasty, "Historical Records of the Five Dynasties" offers a compelling interpretation of the Five Dynasties period (907-979). In overhauling the existing official history, Ouyang Xiu made several notable decisions. He recast the entire narrative in the popular "ancient" style to make for a rare fluency. He adopted rigorous moral categories to evaluate historical figures, reflecting the new regimen of his day. He also annotated portions of the text to ...

Wheeling Dealing 1993, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231081320

2nd edition Annotated