Nomadic Empires: From Mongolia to the Danube

Nomadic Empires: From Mongolia to the Danube

by Gerard Chaliand
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412805554

ISBN-13: 2901412805550

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Nomadic Empires sheds new light on 2,000 years of military history and geopolitics. The Mongol Empire of Genghis-Khan and his heirs, as is well known, was the greatest empire in world history. For 2,000 years, from the fifth century B.C. to the fifteenth century A.D., the steppe areas of Asia, from the borders of Manchuria to the Black Sea, were a "zone of turbulence,…  See more details below

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Nomadic Empires sheds new light on 2,000 years of military history and geopolitics. The Mongol Empire of Genghis-Khan and his heirs, as is well known, was the greatest empire in world history. For 2,000 years, from the fifth century B.C. to the fifteenth century A.D., the steppe areas of Asia, from the borders of Manchuria to the Black Sea, were a "zone of turbulence," threatening settled peoples from China to Russia and Hungary, including Iran, India, the Byzantine Empire, and even Syria. It was a true world stage that was affected by these destructive nomads.

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ISBN-13:
2901412805550
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction1
2The Military Fronts of the Altaic Nomads (Fourth Century B. C.-Twelfth Century A.D.)19
3The Apogee of the Nomads: Mongols and Turkic-Speakers (Thirteenth-Fifteenth Centuries)59
4The Revenge of the Sedentary Peoples (Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)97
Appendices105
Chronology111
Annotated Bibliography125
Index131

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