The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia: A History of the Struggle for Great Power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the Early Middle Ages / Edition 1

The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia: A History of the Struggle for Great Power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the Early Middle Ages / Edition 1

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by Christopher I. Beckwith
     
 

This narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. It shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the… See more details below

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This narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. It shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.This narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. It shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691024691
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/08/1993
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,402,903
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription and Translation of Oriental Languages
Note on Chronology
Abbreviations
Prologue: Tibet and Central Asia before the Empire3
1Entrance into Central Asia11
2The Tibetan Empire in the Western Regions37
3The Arabs and Western Turks55
4The Turgis Alliance84
5T'ang China and the Arabs108
6The Late Empire143
Epilogue: Tibet and Early Medieval Eurasia Today173
App. A. On the Degree of Tibetan Domination197
App. B. On the Western Regions in Old Tibetan Sources203
App. C. On the Royal Clan of the Turks206
App. D. On the On oq209
App. E. On Alutar, King of Ferghana211
Afterword (1993)213
Table of Rulers226
Glossary231
Bibliographical Essay241
Bibliography255
Index269

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