Central Asia And The Silk Road: Economic Rise And Decline Over Several Millennia by Stephan BarisitzCentral Asia And The Silk Road: Economic Rise And Decline Over Several Millennia by Stephan Barisitz

Central Asia And The Silk Road: Economic Rise And Decline Over Several Millennia

byStephan Barisitz

Paperback | July 18, 2018

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the pre-modern economic history of Central Asia and the Silk Road, covering several millennia. By analyzing an abundance of sources and materials, it illustrates the repeated economic heydays of the Silk Road, during which it linked the Orient and Occident for many centuries. Nomadic steppe empires frequently dominated Central Asia, molded its economy and influenced trade along the Silk Road. The book assesses the causes and effects of the wide-ranging overland trade booms, while also discussing various internal and external factors that led to the gradual economic decline of Central Asia and eventual demise of the Silk Road. Lastly, it explains how the economic decline gave rise to Chinese and Russian colonialism in the 18th and 19th centuries. Detailed information, e.g. on the Silk Road's trajectories in various epochs, is offered in the form of numerous newly drafted maps. 

Stephan Barisitz is Senior Economist in the Foreign Research Division of the Austrian Central Bank. He joined the bank in Dec 1998 and focuses on country- research and monitoring of Russia, Ukraine, CIS, South Eastern Europe, as well as on banking and financial sector analysis. In 2008, Stephan passed his habilitation exam in economic ...
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Title:Central Asia And The Silk Road: Economic Rise And Decline Over Several MillenniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:287 pagesPublished:July 18, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319845942

ISBN - 13:9783319845944

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Central Asia and the Silk Road: Definitions and Traits?.- From the Beginnings to the Emergence of the Silk Road.- From Barbarian Invasions to the Turkic Empire, the First Transcontinental Nomadic State (ca. 350 - 700 CE).- Brushed Aside by Outside Progress: From Relative Decline to Colonization.- Some Lessons and Findings of this Study.