Ferghana Horse

Ferghana Horse

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ferghana horses were one of China's earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia. These horses, as depicted in Tang Dynasty pottery representations of them, "resemble the animals on the golden medal of Eucratides, King of Bactria (Biblioth que Nationale in Paris)." Coin showing Eucratides of Bactria and his horse. Map showing Dayuan at 130 BCE Dayuan, north of Bactria, was a nation centered in the Ferghana Valley of present-day Central Asia, and even as early as the Han Dynasty, China projected its military power to that area. The Han imperial regime required Ferghana horses and imported such great numbers of them that the rulers of Ferghana closed their borders to such trade. That move resulted in a war that China won. In 102 CE, the Chinese required of the defeated Ferghana that they provide at least ten of their finest horses for breeding purposes, and three thousand Ferghana horses of ordinary quality. However, there are other views: the Records of the Grand Historian and Book of Han provide no description of Ferghana horses, and as it seemed from these chronicles they were not employed in any known Han expeditions and campaigns.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994843
  • 9786133994843