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Cultural Interaction between China and Central Asia during the Bronze Age: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jianjun Mei

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses some preliminary observations on the early cultural relationship between China and Central Asia in the light of the most recent archaeological discoveries from Northwest China. ... More


Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe

Arash Khazeni

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through a reading of nineteenth-century Persian natural histories and travel narratives about the Eurasian steppe from eastern Iran to western China, this chapter diverges from prevailing ... More


Romans, Mayans, and Anasazi: The Classical Optimum to Droughts in the Americas

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The Stories of the Roman Empire and the Mayans are well known and have fascinated generations of scholars, artists, storytellers, and his­tory enthusiasts. Less ... More


Information Revolution and Administrative Reform, Ca. 1845–1868

Ian W. Campbell

in Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the state of tsarist knowledge by the mid-1860s and compares it with administrative reform as actually practiced on the Kazak steppe. To this end, the chapter analyzes the ... More


Muscovite-Nomad Relations on the Steppe Frontier before 1800 and the Development of Russia’s “Inclusive” Imperialism

David R. Jones

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses how Muscovite “imperialism” on the Pontic Steppe differed from the colonial empire building of the early modern west European states. First, Russian expansion and colonialism ... More


Eighteenth-Century Expansion: Siberia and Steppe

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Russian empire’s expansion east and south into Siberia and the steppe in the eighteenth century. Regarding the conquest of Siberia, it explores the role of Cossacks, the ... More


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