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Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present

Author: Christopher I Beckwith
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Beckwith, Christopher I., 1945-
Empires of the Silk Road.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008023715
(OCoLC)229467524
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher I Beckwith
ISBN: 9781400829941 1400829941
OCLC Number: 438801355
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 472 pages) : map
Contents: Prologue: The hero and his friends --
The chariot warriors --
The royal Scythians --
Between Roman and Chinese legions --
The age of Attila the Hun --
The Türk empire --
The Silk Road, revolution, and collapse --
The Vikings and Cathay --
Chinggis Khan and the Mongol conquests --
Central Eurasians ride to a European sea --
The road is closed --
Eurasia without a center --
Central Eurasia reborn --
Epilogue: The Barbarians --
Appendix A: The Proto-Indo-Europeans and their diaspora --
Appendix B: Ancient Central Eurasian ethnonyms.
Responsibility: Christopher I. Beckwith.

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