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A short history of inner Asia

Author: Svatopluk Soucek
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The author charts the history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam. The contemporary focus rests on the seven countries which comprise Eurasia. Since 1991, a divergent literature has evolved  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svatopluk Soucek
ISBN: 0521651697 9780521651691 0521657040 9780521657044
OCLC Number: 182632602
Description: xiii, 369 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The beginnings --
2. The Kok Turks, the Chinese expansion, and the Arab conquest --
3. The Samanids --
4. The Uighur kingdom of Qocho --
5. The Qarakhanids --
6. Seljukids and Ghaznavids --
7. The conquering Mongols --
8. The Chaghatayids --
9. Timur and the Timurids --
10. The last Timurids and the first Uzbeks --
11. The Shaybanids --
12. The rise of Russia, the fall of the Golden Horde, and the resilient Chaghatayids.
Responsibility: Svat Soucek.

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'... an up-to-date and systematic, and at the same time short and accessible historical introduction to the countries and nations of Central Asia.' Acta Orientalia 'The information presented is Read more...

 
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