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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691024693

ISBN-13: 9780691024691

Pub. Date: 03/08/1993

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

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:
1,177,815
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.78(d)

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I am Learning disabled. It placed me in an inherently contradictory position to every teacher I ever had,except two: first, a high school English teacher, and second, Christopher Beckwith. . In 1969 I taught a course at the New School for Social Research In New York. The Course was "From the Back of the Class". Christopher Beckwith truly teaches from & for the back of the class. and since the subject matter here is figuratively, on the bottom of the list of things we should learn and never forget.' Christopher Beckwith is the perfect teacher of this subject. He puts the subject where it belongs, in the core of our critical thinking about the human condition;How we got to where we are, How, with the most fascinating and beautiful culture, Humans can still find a way to screw things up. ... and What might have been in the minds of the three wise men of Biblical legend., (who probably "stumbled on" the Baby Jesus on their way to some really important destination ,like Alexandia, or Ethiopia! ) Read everything you can from this Man ! .