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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 ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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 0691150346
OCLC Number: 800915872
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: World History & Biography/Autobiograpy 2009
Description: 1 vol. (XXV- 472 p.) : cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: PREFACE vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv ABBREVIATIONS AND SIGLA xvii INTRODUCTION xix PROLOGUE: The Hero and His Friends 1 CHAPTER 1: The Chariot Warriors 29 CHAPTER 2: The Royal Scythians 58 CHAPTER 3: Between Roman and Chinese Legions 78 CHAPTER 4: The Age of Attila the Hun 93 CHAPTER 5: The Turk Empire 112 CHAPTER 6: The Silk Road, Revolution, and Collapse 140 CHAPTER 7: The Vikings and Cathay 163 CHAPTER 8: Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Conquests 183 CHAPTER 9: Central Eurasians Ride to a European Sea 204 CHAPTER 10: Th e Road Is Closed 232 CHAPTER 11: Eurasia without a Center 263 CHAPTER 12: Central Eurasia Reborn 302 EPILOGUE: The Barbarians 320 APPENDIX A: The Proto- Indo- Europeans and Their Diaspora 363 APPENDIX B: Ancient Central Eurasian Ethnonyms 375 ENDNOTES 385 BIBLIOGRAPHY 427 INDEX 457
Responsibility: Christopher I. Beckwith.

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