The empire of the Qara Khitai in Eurasian history : between China and the Islamic World (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The empire of the Qara Khitai in Eurasian history : between China and the Islamic World

Author: Michal Biran
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The empire of the Qara Khitai, one of the least known dynasties in the history of Central Asia, existed for nearly a century before it was conquered by the Mongols in 1218. Michal Biran considers its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michal Biran
ISBN: 9780521842266 0521842263
OCLC Number: 602562260
Notes: Transferred to digital printing.
Originally published 2005.
Description: 279 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Part I. Political History: 1. From Liao to Western Liao: Yelu Dashi and the establishment of the Qara Khitai Empire; 2. The quiet period: the reign of Yilie and the Empresses; 3. The fall: between the Khwarazm Shah and the Mongols. Epilogue: what became of the Qara Khitai?; Part II. Aspects of Cultural and Institutional History: 4. China; 5. Nomads; 6. Islam.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Responsibility: Michal Biran.

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