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A history of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia

Author: David Christian
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1998-2018.
Series: Blackwell history of the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A history of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia from the time of the first inhabitants of the region up to the break up of the Mongol Empire in 1260 AD. This volume charts developments from the Old  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Christian
ISBN: 0631183213 9780631183211 0631208143 9780631208143 9780631210382 0631210385 9780631210399 0631210393
OCLC Number: 39458826
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Inner Eurasia from prehistory to the Mongol Empire --
v. 2. Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to today, 1260-2000. v. 1. PART I. THE GEOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY OF INNER EURASIA. 1. The Geography and Ecology of Inner Eurasia --
PART II PREHISTORY: 100,000-1000 BCE --
2. First Settlers: The Old Stone Age --
3. Hunters and Gatherers after the Ice Age --
4. The Neolithic Revolution: Seventh to Third Millennia BCE --
5. The Bronze Age: 3000-1000 BCE --
PART III THE SCYTHIC AND HUNNIC ERAS: 1000 BCE-500 CE. 6. The 'Scythic' Era: 1000-200 BCE --
7. Outer Eurasian Invasions and their Aftermath --
8. The Hsiung-nu Empire --
9. 'Barbarian' Invasions before 500 CE --
PART IV TURKS, MAWARA'N-NAHR AND RUS': 500-1200. 10. Turkic Empires of the East --
11. Turkic Empires of Western Inner Eurasia --
12. Mawara'n-nahr: Islamic Civilization in Central Asia --
13. The Origins of Rus'--
14. Before the Mongols: 1000-1220 --
PART V THE MONGOL EMPIRE: 1200-1260 --
15. Chinggis Khan --
16. The Mongol Empire and a New 'World System' --
Conclusion --Chronology. v. 2. Inner Eurasia in the Agrarian Era: 1260-1850. Inner Eurasia in the Late Thirteenth Century: The Mongol Empire at its Height --
1260-1350: Unraveling and the Building of New Polities --
1350-1500: Central and Eastern Inner Eurasia --
1350-1500: Western Inner Eurasia --
1500-1600: Pastoralist and Oasis Societies of Inner Eurasia --
1500-1600: Agrarian Societies West of the Volga --
1600-1750: A Tipping Point: Building a Russian Empire --
1600-1750: A Tipping Point: Central and Eastern Inner Eurasia between Russia and China --
1750-1850: Evolution and Expansion of the Russian Empire --
Inner Eurasia in the Era of Fossil Fuels: 1850-2000. 1850-1914: The Heartland: Continued Expansion and the Shock of Industrialization --
1750-1900: Beyond the Heartlands: Inner Eurasian Empires, Russian and Chinese --
1914-1921: Unraveling and Rebuilding --
1921-1930: New Paths to Modernity --
1930-1950: The Stalinist Industrialization Drive and the Test of War --
1900-1950: Central and Eastern Inner Eurasia --
1950-1991: The Heartland: A Plateau, Decline, and Collapse --
1950-1991: Beyond the Heartlands: Central and Eastern Inner Eurasia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century --
1991-2000: Building New States: General Trends and the Russian Federation --
1991-2000: Building New States: Beyond the Heartlands --
Epilogue: After 2000: The End of Inner Eurasia? --
Chronology.
Series Title: Blackwell history of the world.
Other Titles: Inner Eurasia from prehistory to the Mongol Empire
Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to today, 1260-2000.
Responsibility: David Christian.
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