ISBN-10:
0631208143
ISBN-13:
9780631208143
Pub. Date:
12/24/1998
Publisher:
Wiley
A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire / Edition 1

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire / Edition 1

by David Christian
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Overview

This is a history of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia from the time of the first inhabitants of the region up to the break up of the Mongol Empire in 1260AD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631208143
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/24/1998
Series: Blackwell History of the World Series
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

David Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Macquarie University, Sydney where he has taught since 1975. His BA and DPhil are from Oxford University. His previous publications include Bread and Salt: A Social and Economic History of Food and Drink in Russia (1982), Living Water: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation (1990) and Imperial and Soviet Russia: Power, Privilege and the Challenge of Modernity (1997).

Table of Contents

Contents.

Introduction.

1. The Geography and Ecology of Inner Eurasia.

2. First Settlers: The Old Stone Age.

3. Hunters and Gatherers after the Ice Age.

4. The Neolithic Revolution: Seventh to Third Millennia BCE.

5. The Bronze Age: 3,000-1,000 BCE.

6. The 'Scythic' Era: 1,000-200 BCE.

7. Outer Eurasian Invasions and their Aftermath.

8. The Hsiung-Nu Empire.

9. 'Barbarian' Invasions before 500 CE.

10. Turkic Empires of the East.

11. Turkic Empires of Wester Inner Eurasia.

12. Mawara'n-nahr: Islamic Civilization in Central Asia.

13. The Origins of 'Rus'.

14. Before the Mongols: 1000-1220.

15. Chinggis Khan.

16. The Mongol Empire and a New 'World-System'.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Chronologies.

Index.

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