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    DescriptionThe catalogue for the groundbreaking exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, "Nomads and Networks" presents an unparalleled overview of the sophisticated culture of pastoral nomadic populations who lived on the territory of present-day Kazakhstan from roughly the middle of the first millennium BCE to the early centuries CE. Focusing on material from the Altai and Tianshan regions, "Nomads and Networks" explores the specific conditions of mobile lifeways that resulted from particular ecological conditions in the steppes and high valleys of Inner Eurasia. Highlights of the exhibition are grave goods from the burial mounds at the site of Berel and gold mortuary ornaments from Shilikty, Zhalauli, and Kargaly. Attesting to a sophisticated decorative art flourishing among these nomadic populations, the objects skillfully combine older iconographic traditions of animal style in the steppe with more recent influences from foreign cultures - most notably Persia and China. Contributors include Nursan Alimbai, Nikolay A. Bokovenko, Claudia Chang, Bryan K. Hanks, Sagynbay Myrgabayev, Karen S. Rubinson, Zainolla S. Samashev, Sren Stark, and Abdesh T. Toleubaev.

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    Nomads and Networks
    The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Sören Stark, Edited by Zainolla Samashev, Edited by Karen S. Rubinson, Edited by Jennifer Y. Chi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691154800
    ISBN 10: 0691154805

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
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    DC22: 306.46
    BISAC V2.8: HIS050000, HIS002000, ART019000
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    LC classification: DK905 .N66 2012
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBCC1, NHF, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    268 color illus.
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Soren Stark is assistant professor of Central Asian Art and Archaeology at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Karen S. Rubinson is a research associate at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Zainolla S. Samashev is director of excavations at Berel and head of the Astana branch of the A. Kh. Margulan Institute of Archaeology of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Jennifer Y. Chi is exhibitions director and chief curator at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
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    ""Nomads and Networks" accompanies a very timely exhibition which should spark increased interest in Kazakhstan, the region's art, and its role in shaping the societies of Central Asia. The book's design is excellent, the image reproductions are well done, and the introduction does a fine job tying the diverse chapters together."--Michael Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis