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Beckwith, Christopher I. 1945-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 8,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director
Classifications: DS329.4, 958
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher I Beckwith
Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others. In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, the author provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized Eurasian civilization. Beckwith recounts the Indo-Europeans' migration out of Central Eurasia, their mixture with local peoples, and the resulting development of the Graeco-Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese civilizations; he details the basis for the thriving economy of premodern Central Eurasia, the economy's disintegration following the region's partition by the Chinese and Russians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the damaging of Central Eurasian culture by Modernism; and he discusses the significance for world history of the partial reemergence of Central Eurasian nations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Empires of the Silk Roadplaces Central Eurasia within a world historical framework and demonstrates why the region is central to understanding the history of civilization
The Tibetan Empire in central Asia : a history of the struggle for great power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the early Middle Ages by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warriors of the cloisters : the Central Asian origins of science in the medieval world by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative book, Christopher I. Beckwith traces how the recursive argument method was first developed by Buddhist scholars and was spread by them throughout ancient Central Asia. He shows how the method was adopted by Islamic Central Asian natural philosophers - most importantly by Avicenna, one of the most brilliant of all medieval thinkers - and transmitted to the West when Avicenna's works were translated into Latin in Spain in the twelfth century by the Jewish philosopher Ibn Dā'ūd and others. -- Book jacket
Greek Buddha : Pyrrho's encounter with early Buddhism in Central Asia by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece. Identifying Pyrrho's basic teachings with those of Early Buddhism, Christopher I. Beckwith traces the origins of a major tradition in Greek philosophy to Gandhara, a country in Central Asia and northwestern India. Pyrrho of Elis accompanied Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Graeco-Macedonian invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334-324 BC, and while there met with teachers of Early Buddhism, a philosophy that Beckwith analyzes in depth
Koguryo, the language of Japan's continental relatives : an introduction to the historical-comparative study of the Japanese Koguryoic languages with a preliminary description of Archaic northeastern Middle Chinese by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first-in-depth study of the extinct Koguryo language, which was once spoken in Manchuria and northern Korea. It covers the ethnolinguistic history of the Koguryo nation, philological treatment of the sources for the language, Koguryo phonology, and a complete glossary of all Archaic Koguryo and Old Koguryo words. Special attention has been given to the theory and practice of lexically - based historical-comparative linguistics. The genetic relationship of Koguryo of Japanese is shown to be secure, unlike the non-relationship of either language to Korean or 'Altaic', and much light is shed on the ethnolinguistic origins of Japanese. The special phonological features of the underlying transcriptional language, the archaic northeastern Middle Chinese dialect once spoken in Korea, are also analyzed."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages by International Association for Tibetan Studies( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 4. While providing unique and detailed information on early Tibeto-Burman languages and their contact and relationship to other languages, this book at the same time sets out to establish a field of Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics based on the classical Indo-European model. The volume includes six papers on Tangut, three on Tibetan and one each on the languages Mon, Burmese, Lepcha, Pyu, Nam, and Yi. Building a bridge between linguistic and literary research the range of studies treats phonology, decipherment, literature and religion
Phoronyms : classifiers, class nouns, and the pseudopartitive construction by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages II : PIATS 2003: Tibetan studies : proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003 by International Association for Tibetan Studies( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver on lapis : Tibetan literary culture and history( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages III : PIATS 2006 : Tibetan Studies : proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006 by International association for Tibetan studies( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tubo zai Zhong Ya : Zhong gu zao qi Tubo, Tujue, Dashi, Tang chao zheng duo shi by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the early medieval Chinese, Latin and Tibetan historical sources on pre-imperial Tibet by Christopher I Beckwith( )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes critical texts, with English translations and commentaries, of texts from Ammianus Marcellinus' Res gest, the Bei shi, the Sui shu, and the Old Tibetan chronicle
Koguryŏŏ : Ilbon ŭl taeryuk kwa yŏn'gyŏl sik'yŏjunŭn ŏnŏ by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

İpek yolu imparatorlukları : bronz çağı'ndan günümüze Orta Asya tarihi by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Introduction of Greek medicine into Tibet in the seventh and eighth centuries by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PIATS 2000 by International Association for Tibetan Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the early medieval Chinese, Latin and Tibetan industrial sources on Pre-Imperial Tibet by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes critical texts, with English translations and commentaries, of texts from Ammianus Marcellinus' Res gestae, the Pei shih, the Shi shu, and the Old Tibetan Chronicle
Contemporary Korean linguistics : international perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PIATS 2006: Tibetan studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present
Alternative Names
Bai, Guisi 1945-

Beckwith, C. I. 1945-

Christopher Beckwith

Christopher Beckwith Amerikaans taalkundige

Christopher I. Beckwith US-amerikanischer Tibetologe, Sinologe und Turkuloge, Professor für Central Eurasian Studies an der Indiana University

Pekwidŭ, C. I. 1945-

Pekwidŭ, C. I. (Christopher I.), 1945-

벡위드, C. I. 1945-

벡위드, C. I. (Christopher I.), 1945-

벡위드, 크리스토퍼 I. 1945-

벡위드, 크리스토퍼 아이 1945-

크리스토퍼 벡위드

クリストファー・ベックウィズ

克里斯托弗·I·貝克威思

白, 桂思 1945-

白桂思

白桂思 1945-

Languages
English (170)

Chinese (2)

Turkish (2)

Korean (2)

German (1)

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The Tibetan Empire in central Asia : a history of the struggle for great power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the early Middle AgesKoguryo, the language of Japan's continental relatives : an introduction to the historical-comparative study of the Japanese Koguryoic languages with a preliminary description of Archaic northeastern Middle ChineseMedieval Tibeto-Burman languagesPhoronyms : classifiers, class nouns, and the pseudopartitive constructionMedieval Tibeto-Burman languages II : PIATS 2003: Tibetan studies : proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003PIATS 2000Koguryo, the Language of Japan's Continental Relatives : an Introduction to the HistoricalComparative Study of the Japanese Koguryoic Languages with a Preliminary Description of Archaic Northeastern Middle Chinese