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Nomadism in Iran : from antiquity to the modern era

Author: D T Potts
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The classic images of Iranian nomads in circulation today and in years past suggest that Western awareness of nomadism is a phenomenon of considerable antiquity. Though nomadism has certainly been a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D T Potts
ISBN: 9780199330799 0199330794 9780199366842 0199366845
OCLC Number: 876900060
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Anthropology/Archeology) 2015
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Abbreviations ; List of illustrations ; List of tables ; Acknowledgements ; Preface ; 1 Nomadism: Concepts and archaeological evidence ; 2 The coming of the Iranians ; 3 Iranian nomads in the Achaemenid, Seleucid and Arsacid periods ; 4 Late Antiquity ; 5 Fom the Islamic conquest to the Oghuz infiltration ; 6 The Mongols and Timurids ; 7 The Aq Qoyunlu and Safavids ; 8 From Karim Khan Zand to World War I ; 9 From World War I to the present ; 10 On nomadism in Iran through time ; Appendix 1. The position of nomadism on the social evolutionary ladder ; References ; Index
Responsibility: D.T. Potts.

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