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The Tibetan empire in central Asia : a history of the struggle for great power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the early Middle Ages

Author: Christopher I Beckwith
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher I Beckwith
ISBN: 0691024693 9780691024691
OCLC Number: 26763809
Notes: "Fourth printing, and first paperback edition, with a new afterword, 1993"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Tibet and Central Asia before the Empire --
1. Entrance into Central Asia --
2. The Tibetan Empire in the Western Regions --
3. The Arabs and Western Turks --
4. The Turgis Alliance --
5. T'ang China and the Arabs --
6. The Late Empire --
Epilogue: Tibet and Early Medieval Eurasia Today --
App. A. On the Degree of Tibetan Domination --
App. B. On the Western Regions in Old Tibetan Sources --
App. C. On the Royal Clan of the Turks --
App. D. On the On oq --
App. E. On Alutar, King of Ferghana.
Responsibility: Christopher I. Beckwith.
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"[The] author has succeeded in his task, thanks to his sound method of analysis and to his command of the languages of the relevant texts: Tibetan, Chinese, Arab, Turkic. Particularly the thorough Read more...

 
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