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The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia

Denis Sinor, Robert N. Taaffe, A. P. Okladnikov, A. I. Melyukova, Ying-Shih Yu, A. K. Narain, Samuel Szadeczky-Kardoss, Peter B. Golden, Colin Mackerras, Helmut Hoffman, Herbert Franke
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  • Date Published: March 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521243049

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  • This volume introduces the geographical setting of Central Asia and follows its history from the palaeolithic era to the rise of the Mongol empire in the thirteenth century. From earliest times Central Asia linked and separated the great sedentary civilisations of Europe and Asia. In the pre-modern period 'Inner Asia' was definable more as a cultural than a geographical entity, its frontiers shifting according to the changing balances of power. Written by distinguished international scholars who have pioneered the exploration of Central Asia's poorly documented past, this volume discusses chronologically the varying historical achievements of the disparate population groups in the region.

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    • Date Published: March 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521243049
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 156 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction: the concept of Inner Asia Denis Sinor
    2. The geographical setting Robert N. Taaffe
    3. Inner Asia at the dawn of history A. P. Okladnikov
    4. The Scythians and Sarmatians A. I. Melyukvoa
    5. The Hsiung-nu Ying-Shih Yu
    6. Indo-Europeans in Inner Asia A. K. Narain
    7. The Hun period Denis Sinor
    8. The Avars Samuel Szadeczky-Kardoss
    9. The peoples of the Russian forest belt Peter B. Golden
    10. The peoples of the south Russian steppes Peter B. Golden
    11. The establishment and dissolution of the Turk empire Denis Sinor
    12. The Uighars Colin Mackerras
    13. The Karakhanids and early Islam Peter B. Golden
    14. Early and medieval Tibet Helmut Hoffman
    15. The forest peoples of Manchuria: Kitans and Jurchens Herbert Franke
    Bibliographies
    Index.

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    Denis Sinor, Indiana University

    Contributors

    Denis Sinor, Robert N. Taaffe, A. P. Okladnikov, A. I. Melyukova, Ying-Shih Yu, A. K. Narain, Samuel Szadeczky-Kardoss, Peter B. Golden, Colin Mackerras, Helmut Hoffman, Herbert Franke

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