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Sui-Tang China and its Turko-Mongol neighbors : culture, power, and connections, 580-800

Author: Jonathan Karam Skaff
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Series: Oxford studies in early empires.
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This book draws upon recently excavated Chinese documents, Arabic histories, translated Turkic inscriptions, art, and material culture. "Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors" challenges readers to reconsider China's relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic states of Mongolia from 580 to 800, Jonathan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Karam Skaff
ISBN: 9780199734139 0199734135
OCLC Number: 804683168
Description: xix, 400 p. : ill., krt. ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Conventions of Transliteration ; Introduction: The China-Inner Asia Frontier as World History ; Part I: Historical and Geographical Background ; 1. Eastern Eurasian Geography, History and Warfare ; 2. China-Inner Asian Borderlands: Discourse and Reality ; Part II: Eastern Eurasian Society and Culture ; 3. Power through Patronage: Patrimonial Political Networking ; 4. Ideology and Interstate Competition ; 5. Diplomacy as Eurasian Ritual ; Part III: Negotiating Diplomatic Relationships ; 6. Negotiating Investiture ; 7. Negotiating Kinship ; 8. Horse Trading and other Material Bargains ; 9. Breaking Bonds ; Conclusion: Beyond the Silk Roads ; Appendices ; Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford studies in early empires.
Responsibility: Jonathan Karam Skaff.

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A comparative history that reconsiders China's relations with the rest of Eurasia, Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors challenges the notion that inhabitants of medieval China and Mongolia  Read more...

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