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Pontus Euxinus, 700 bc–ad 500

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ancient Greeks first entered the Black Sea before 500 BC, perhaps at first searching for precious metals. Trade flourished as Greek colonies sprang up along the coasts and the Greeks interacted ... More


Writing Bayesian Models

N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

in Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159287
eISBN:
9781400866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter offers a general set of steps for writing models to assist the researcher in formulating their own approach to the Bayesian model. The crucial skill of specifying models is often ... More


Influences on Upland System Structure II: The Sagebrush-Steppe Subsystem

Frederic H. Wagner

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Historic and photographic evidence shows that sagebrush (sagebrush-steppe is 53% of the northern range) were moderate to abundant from 1872-1920, significantly reduced from 1920-1960, and recovered ... 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


The Ukrainian Cossacks

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the mid-16th century, the two most powerful states of Eastern Europe, the Tsardom of Muscovy and the Kingdom of Poland, set out almost simultaneously for the east. In the brief period between 1552 ... More


Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continuing over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main ... More


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


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


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


Sagebrush Steppe

James A. Young, Charlie D. Clements, and Henricus C. Jansen

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The sagebrush steppe is generally comprised of treeless, shrub-dominated communities along the eastern and northeastern boundary of California. This chapter discusses the characteristics, climate, ... 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


Skull Deformation During the Iron Age in the Trans-Urals and Western Siberia

Svetlana Sharapova and Dmitry Razhev

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the widespread practice of skull deformation among the peoples of the Iron Age Sargat culture living in the forest-steppe region of the Trans-Urals ... More


The Scythians and Their Neighbors

Anatoly M. Khazanov

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/9780824839789.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The socio-political organization and political culture of the Scythian kingdoms from the second half of the 7th century until the mid-3rd century BCE demonstrate principle similarity with those of ... 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


Greater Sage-Grouse as an Umbrella Species for Shrubland Passerine Birds: A Multiscale Assessment

Steven E. Hanser and Steven T. Knick

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Working groups and government agencies are planning and conducting land actions in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) habitats to benefit Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations. Managers ... More


Response of Greater Sage-Grouse to the Conservation Reserve Program in Washington State

Michael A. Schroeder and W. Matthew Vander Haegen

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This study examined the relationship between the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands and Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Washington state including an assessment of population ... More


Military Patronage and Hodgson’s Genealogy of State Centralization in Early Modern Eurasia

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Hodgson’s predilection for thinking in abstract, conceptually grounded ways about historical subjects make him profoundly different form other historians. Examples abound in his considerations of ... More


The Forest and the Steppe

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The East Slavs, the ancestors of the Russians, first settled Europe's wooded northeastern periphery sometime in the latter half of the first millennium. Their notion of self and other would ... More


Cossacks and Bannermen on the Argun Frontier

Sören Urbansky

in Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181684
eISBN:
9780691195445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181684.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter reviews the affairs of frontier people from the first direct but sporadic encounters between Russians and Chinese. Relations between the Russian and Chinese empires on their shared ... More


The Mushroom Crisis

Jonathan Schlesinger

in A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

As the pearl crisis raged, a rush for wild steppe mushroom moved to the center of the imperial agenda in Mongolia. Unheralded and forgotten, steppe mushrooms were big business in the Qing; by the ... More


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