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Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the first millennium BCE, the nomads of the Eurasian Steppe have played a key role in world history, especially in adjacent sedentary regions: China, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Central ... More


Eastern Suburbs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0041
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern suburbs of Peking were sparsely inhabited in the years before 1949. In the 1980s, it still felt as if the urban section had been left behind and farmlands had taken its place. This rustic ... More


Pax Mongolica and a Transcontinental Traffic

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the conditions created by the Mongol conquests, summed up in the phrase Pax Mongolica, and the role of the Silk Roads in the transcontinental travel andcommunication to which ... More


Steppe Land Interactions and Their Effects on Chinese Cultures during the Second and Early First Millennia BCE

Gideon Shelach-Lavi

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter suggests that the steppe was a principal venue and transit route for substantial contacts between the Eurasian continent’s western and eastern parts during the late second and early ... More


From Steppe Roads to Silk Roads: Inner Asian Nomads and Early Interregional Exchange

William Honeychurch

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Nomadic peoples of the Inner Asian steppe have long been credited with playing a role in facilitating exchange along the famous Silk Roads reaching across Eurasia. However, since the historical ... More


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