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Beckwith, Christopher I. 1945-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 5,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director
Classifications: PL664.K6, 495.624957
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher I Beckwith
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( )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 2,169 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 proceedings of a symposium held in Leiden, June 26, 2000, at the Ninth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies by International Association for Tibetan Studies( )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 942 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 )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warriors of the cloisters : the Central Asian origins of science in the medieval world by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warriors of the Cloisters tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific experiments, but instead contested issues in natural science, philosophy, and theology using the recursive argument method. This highly distinctive and unusual method of disputation was a core feature of medieval science, the predecessor of modern science. We know that the foundations of science were imported to Western Europe from the Islamic world, but until now the origins of
Phoronyms classifiers, class nouns, and the pseudopartitive construction by Christopher I Beckwith( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 287 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 )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver on lapis : Tibetan literary culture and history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 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 Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages : PIATS 2000 : Tibetan studies : proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000 by Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval Tibeto-Burman languages : PIATS 2000 : Tibetan Studies : proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000 by Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the early Medieval Chinese, Latin and Tibetan historical sources on pre-imperial Tibet by Christopher I Beckwith( )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 7 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
The Introduction of Greek medicine into Tibet in the seventh and eighth centuries by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
İpek yolu imparatorlukları : bronz çağı'ndan günümüze Orta Asya tarihi by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hitherto unnoticed Yüan-period collection attributed to 'Phagspa by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Medieval tibeto-burman languages. PIATS 2003 : tibetan studies by International association for Tibetan studies( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Orchestral readings 1991-12-2 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Orchestral readings 1992-12-1 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Tibet empire in the West by Christopher I Beckwith( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bai, Guisi 1945-
Pekwidŭ, C. I. 1945-
Pekwidŭ, C. I. (Christopher I.), 1945-
벡위드, C. I. 1945-
벡위드, C. I. (Christopher I.), 1945-
白桂思 1945-
Languages
English (117)
Korean (2)
Turkish (1)
Chinese (1)
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