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The Resource Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present, Christopher I. Beckwith

Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present, Christopher I. Beckwith

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Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present
Title
Empires of the Silk Road
Title remainder
a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present
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Christopher I. Beckwith
Title variation
History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present
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eng
Summary
The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others. In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, the author provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized Eurasian civilization. Beckwith recounts the Indo-Europeans' migration out of Central Eurasia, their mixture with local peoples, and the resulting development of the Graeco-Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese civilizations; he details the basis for the thriving economy of premodern Central Eurasia, the economy's disintegration following the region's partition by the Chinese and Russians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the damaging of Central Eurasian culture by Modernism; and he discusses the significance for world history of the partial reemergence of Central Eurasian nations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Empires of the Silk Roadplaces Central Eurasia within a world historical framework and demonstrates why the region is central to understanding the history of civilization
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1945-
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Beckwith, Christopher I.
Dewey number
958
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS329.4
LC item number
.B43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Asia, Central
  • Europe, Eastern
  • East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Asia, Central
  • East Asia
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Middle East
  • Herrschaft
  • Zentralasien
  • Sidenvägen
  • Centralasien
  • Mellanöstern
  • Östasien
  • Östeuropa
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Zentralasien
  • Herrschaft
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Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present, Christopher I. Beckwith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-455) and index
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Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations and sigla -- Introduction -- Prologue: Hero and his friends -- 1: Chariot warriors -- 2: Royal Scythians -- 3: Between Roman and Chinese legions -- 4: Age of Attila the Hun -- 5: Turk empire -- 6: Silk Road, revolution, and collapse -- 7: Vikings and Cathay -- 8: Chinggis Khan and the Mongol conquests -- 9: Central Eurasians ride to a European sea -- 10: Road is closed -- 11: Eurasia without a center -- 12: Central Eurasia reborn -- Epilogue: Barbarians -- Appendix A: Proto-Indo-Europeans and their Diaspora -- Appendix B: Ancient Central Eurasian Ethnonyms -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Maps
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ocn229467524
Dimensions
24 cm
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xxv, 472 pages
Isbn
9780691135892
Lccn
2008023715
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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99934630395
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map
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(OCoLC)229467524
Label
Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present, Christopher I. Beckwith
Link
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations and sigla -- Introduction -- Prologue: Hero and his friends -- 1: Chariot warriors -- 2: Royal Scythians -- 3: Between Roman and Chinese legions -- 4: Age of Attila the Hun -- 5: Turk empire -- 6: Silk Road, revolution, and collapse -- 7: Vikings and Cathay -- 8: Chinggis Khan and the Mongol conquests -- 9: Central Eurasians ride to a European sea -- 10: Road is closed -- 11: Eurasia without a center -- 12: Central Eurasia reborn -- Epilogue: Barbarians -- Appendix A: Proto-Indo-Europeans and their Diaspora -- Appendix B: Ancient Central Eurasian Ethnonyms -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Maps
Control code
ocn229467524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 472 pages
Isbn
9780691135892
Lccn
2008023715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99934630395
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)229467524

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