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Introduction

GEORGINA HERRMANN and JOE CRIBB

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Central Asia after its conquest by Alexander the Great and before the introduction of Islam. It explores ... More


Nomads and the Shaping of Central Asia: from the Early Iron Age to the Kushan period

CLAUDE RAPIN

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of the nomads in shaping the history of Central Asia during the period from the early Iron Age to the rule of the Kushan Empire. This study is based on the ... More


Nomad Migration in Central Asia

KAZIM ABDULLAEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the ethnic and cultural identities and migration routes of nomadic tribes in Central Asia. It explains that the migration of Central Asian nomads, particularly into Transoxiana, ... More


Regions and Territories in Southern Central Asia: What the Surkhan Darya Province tells us about Bactria

SEBASTIAN STRIDE

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the territories and regions in the southern area of Central Asia, focusing on the Surkhan Darya Province and Bactria. It analyses the distribution of the pattern of settlement ... More


Money as a Marker of Cultural Continuity and Change in Central Asia

JOE CRIBB

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of coins or money as a marker of cultural continuity and change in Central Asia. It explores the full range of surviving coins to create an overview of coinage in the ... More


Religious Interactions between Olbia and Scythia

A. S. RUSYAYEVA

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter aims not to provide a complete reconstruction of the religious interactions between the Greeks of Olbia and the people of Scythia, its aim rather is to provide an overview of the key ... More


Hieronymus' Ethnography: Indian Widows and Nabataean Nomads

A. B. Bosworth

in The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The principal source which is examined for the period after the death of Alexander the Great is Hieronymus of Cardia. He is reputed for his supposedly dispassionate narrative of events, his factual ... More


The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Christian Lange and Songul Mecit

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite the many important developments and innovations traceable to the Seljuq period (fifth–seventh/eleventh–thirteenth centuries), the Seljuqs remain one of the understudied Muslim dynasties. This ... More


The Ethiopian Famine

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the Ethiopian Famine of 1972–4, which had a reported death toll of between 50, 000 and 200, 000 in a population of about 27 million. An explanation for the famine is analysed in terms ... More


Drought and Famine in the Sahel

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the drought of 1968–73, and the famines of the 1970s in the in the six West African countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, and Chad. The famines are analysed in ... More


Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Jonathan Karam Skaff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book challenges readers to reconsider China’s relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic ... More


Mirage of the Saracen

Walter D. Ward

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century CE. It uses a post-colonial lens to examine the ways ... More


The Gypsy Scholar and the Scholar Gypsy

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The term “academia” was first mentioned in William H. Whyte's 1956 classic work of sociology, The Organization Man. Contrast “academia” with the more traditional, and irenic sounding, “academe,” ... More


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

Ian W. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian Empire. Hoping to better govern the region, tsarist officials were ... More


The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Sarah Cameron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730436
eISBN:
9781501730443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous and poorly understood crimes of the Stalinist regime. As part of a radical social engineering scheme, Josef Stalin sought to ... More


Semites in Egypt: The First and Second Intermediate Periods

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the main points of the story line described in Genesis and Exodus to see if they are plausible within the limits of present knowledge of ancient Egypt. It explores what became ... More


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


Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Bryan J. Cuevas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines a little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the délok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. ... More


Nomads and Nationalists in the Eritrean Sahel

Assefaw Tekeste Ghebrekidan

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an account of the plight of the people living in the Sahel, one of Eritrea's most inaccessible regions. It describes the devastation wrought by thirty years of war. It recounts ... More


Nomad Citizenship: Free-Market Communism and the Slow-Motion General Strike

Eugene W. Holland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666126
eISBN:
9781452946627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666126.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for transforming our institutions and practices of citizenship and markets in order to release society from dependence on the state and capital. It changes Deleuze and Guattari’s ... More


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