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    DescriptionA vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia in World History, Peter B. Golden provides an engaging account of this important region, ranging from prehistory to the present, and focusing largely on the unique melting pot of cultures that this region has produced. Golden describes the traders who braved the heat and cold along caravan routes to link East Asia and Europe; the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan and his successors, the largest contiguous land empire in history; the invention of gunpowder, which allowed the great sedentary empires to overcome the horse-based nomads; the power struggles of Russia and China, and later Russia and Britain, for control of the area. Finally, he discusses the region today, a key area that neighbors such geopolitical hot spots as Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China.


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    Title
    Central Asia in World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter B. Golden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195338195
    ISBN 10: 0195338197
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    DC22: 958
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS050000
    B&T Approval Code: A15400300
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 49
    Abridged Dewey: 958
    BIC subject category V2: 1FC
    LC classification: DS329.4 .G598 2011
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Illustrations note
    18 halftones, 6 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    15 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter B. Golden is Professor Emeritus of History and Academic Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Center at Rutgers University, where he has taught since 1969. He has been a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Among his books are: Khazar Studies: An Historico-Philological Inquiry into the Origins of the Khazars, An Introduction to the History of the Turkic Peoples, Nomads and Sedentary Societies in Medieval Eurasia, and Nomads and their Neighbours in the Russian Steppe: Turks, Khazars and Qipchaqs. His articles and chapters in books have also appeared in Russian, Turkish, Kazakh and Hungarian.
    Review quote
    This concise but comprehensive textbook outlines the transformation of Central Asia from prehistory to the collapse of the USSR. ... The scope is ambitious ... the book is chronologically, spatially, and thematically wide-ranging without sacrificing the level of detail in the narrative. Jagjeet Lally, Journal of Global History
    Table of contents
    1. Editors' Preface