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Mongols, Turks, and others : Eurasian nomads and the sedentary world

Author: Reuven Amitai; Michal Biran
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: Brill's Inner Asian library, v. 11.
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The interaction between the Eurasian pastoral nomads - most famously the Mongols and Turks - and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. Nomads were not only raiders and conquerors, but also transmitted commodities, ideas, technologies and other cultural items. At the same time, their sedentary neighbours affected the nomads, in such aspects as religion, technology, and political  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mongols, Turks, and others.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
(DLC) 2004054503
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Mongols, Turks, and others.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
(OCoLC)763004049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reuven Amitai; Michal Biran
ISBN: 9781429427395 1429427396 9789004140967 9004140964 1433705168 9781433705168
OCLC Number: 191935445
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 550 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Early pastoral societies of Northeast China : local change and interregional interaction during c. 1100-600 BCE / Gideon Shelach --
Beasts or humans : pre-imperial origins of the "sino-barbarian" dichotomy / Yuri Pines --
Early Eurasian nomads and the civilizations of the Ancient Near East (eighth-seventh centuries BCE) / Askold I. Ivantchik --
What nomads want : raids, invasions and the liao conquest of 947 / Naomi Standen --
True to their ways : why the Qara Khitai did not convert to Islam / Michal Biran --
The Turks of the Eurasian Steppes in medieval Arabic writing / Yehoshua Frenkel --
The Mongols and the faith of the conquered / Peter Jackson --
The "great yasa of Chinggis Khan" revisited / David Morgan --
A reappraisal of Guyug Khan / Hodong Kim --
War and peace between the Yuan Dynasty and the Chaghadaid Khanate (1312-1323) / Liu Yingsheng --
The resolution of the Mongol-Mamluk war / Reuven Amitai --
Mongols and merchants on the Black Sea frontier in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries : convergences and conflicts / Nicola Di Cosmo --
Nomad and settled in the Timurid military / Beatrice Forbes Manz --
The Mongols and China : cultural contacts and the changing nature of pastoral nomadism (twelfth to early twentieth centuries) / Elizabeth Endicott --
Russia and the Eurasian Steppe nomads : an overview / Moshe Gammer --
Contemporary pastoralism in Central Asia / Anatoly M. Khanzanov, Kenneth H. Shapiro.
Series Title: Brill's Inner Asian library, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran.

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The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its  Read more...

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'...new ground in the study of Eurasian nomadic interactions with sedentary peoples from 1100 BCE to 1999 CE...excellently written work...Summing up: Essential.'L.A. Kimbal, Choice, July/August 2005.

 
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