The Cambridge History Of Early Inner Asia: Cambridge Hist Of Early Inner by Denis SinorThe Cambridge History Of Early Inner Asia: Cambridge Hist Of Early Inner by Denis Sinor

The Cambridge History Of Early Inner Asia: Cambridge Hist Of Early Inner

EditorDenis Sinor

Hardcover | March 30, 1990

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Originally announced as Volume I of The Cambridge History of Central Asia, this book will now be published as a one volume history. (Volumes 2 and 3, previously announced, will not now be published.) This book introduces the geographical setting of Inner Asia and follows its history from the paleolithic era to the rise of the Mongol empire in the thirteenth century. From earliest times Inner Asia has linked and separated the great sedentary civilizations of Europe and Asia. In the pre-modern period it was definable more as a cultural than a geographical entity, its frontiers shifting accORD international scholars who have pioneered the exploration of Inner Asia's poorly documented past, this book chronologically traces the varying historical achievements of the disparate population groups in the region. These include the Scythians and Sarmatians, the Hsiung-nu, the Huns and Avars, the people of the Russian steppes, the Turk empire, the Uighurs and the Tibetan empire. It is the editor's hope that this book will bring Inner Asia more closely into the fabric of world history.
Title:The Cambridge History Of Early Inner Asia: Cambridge Hist Of Early InnerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:532 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.3 inPublished:March 30, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521243041

ISBN - 13:9780521243049

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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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"This volume is a splendid synthesis of narrative and analytical history, and a definitive work of reference." Choice