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