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The history of Central Asia

Author: Christoph Baumer
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, New York, NY : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan. [2012]-<2016>
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated history of one of the most compelling and mysterious regions on earth. It is a unique travelogue and resource and will appeal to scholars and students of antiquity, history, archaeology and religious studies. The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in the history of civilization. Christoph  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Baumer
ISBN: 9781780760605 1780760604 9781780768328 178076832X 9781784534905 1784534900
OCLC Number: 823686659
Notes: Planned as four volumes (from introduction and chapter 9).
Description: volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. The age of the Steppe Warriors --
Vol. 2. The age of the Silk Roads --
Vol. 3. The age of Islam and the Mongols. Volume 1. Geography, climate and prehuman history of Central Asia --
The settlement of Central Asia in the Palaeolithic --
A global climatic warming ushers in the Mesolithic --
The economic revolution of the Neolithic --
The Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age --
The Middle and Late Bronze Age --
The Iron Age --
Greeks in Central Asia --
Outlook --
Appendix: the most important prehistoric and early historic cultures of Central Asia. Volume 2. Early empires and kingdoms in East Central Asia --
Early Buddhism in Central Asia and the Gandhara School --
The migration of Hunnic peoples to Northern China, Central Asia and Eastern Europe --
The kingdoms of the Tarim Basin and their schools of Buddhist art --
The first Turkic Khaganate --
Turkic kingdoms of Eastern Europe --The Sogdians --
The second Turkic Khaganate and the Türgesh --
China, Tibet and the Arabs: The struggle for supremacy in Central Asia --
The Uyghurs --
Outlook --
Appendix: the most important dynasties and rulers of Central Asia --
Volume 3. Iranian-Muslim dynasties in South-West Central Asia --
Central Asian Pioneers of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences --
The second Turkic Migrations to the West --
Turco-Muslim dynasties in Southern Central Asia --
Buddhist States of the Liao, Qara Khitai and Tanguts --
The rise of the Mongols --
The United Mongol Empire --
The Independent Mongol Khanates --
Timur-e Lang and the Timurids.
Responsibility: Christoph Baumer.

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