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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, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of Central Eurasia since ancient times. It presents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. It describes the rise and fall of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher I Beckwith
ISBN: 9780691150345 9780691135892 0691135894 0691150346
OCLC Number: 474828578
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: World History & Biography/Autobiograpy 2009
Description: 472 s
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.

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Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award in World History & Biography/Autobiography, Association of American Publishers "Christopher I. Beckwith, professor of Central Eurasian studies at Indiana University, Read more...

 
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