History of Civilizations of Central Asia

 

Readers will discover through this six-volume work cultures that flourished and vanished from the dawn of civilization to the present time and how the history of the ancient and medieval world was shaped by the movements of peoples in this heartland of Eurasia, stretching from the Caspian Sea to the borders of China.



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History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume I: The Dawn of Civilization: Earliest Times to 700 B.C.
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume I: The Dawn of Civilization: Earliest Times to 700 B.C.
Based on a wealth of archeological materials and written by a distinguised team of specialists, Volume I studies the origin of humankind and culture in Central Asia, from the Palaeolithic beginnings...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume II: The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume II: The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250
Volume II presents an account of various movements of populations and the interrelations of their cultures in the heartland of Eurasia between 700 B.C. and 250 A.D. During this period, Central Asia...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume III: The Crossroads of Civilization: A.D. 250 to 750
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume III: The Crossroads of Civilization: A.D. 250 to 750
In this third volume covering the flourishing period from the third to the eighth century A.D., scholars describe the powerful role played by the Sasanian state in Iran, the Gupta empire in India and...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century - Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic Setting
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century - Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic Setting
During the eight centuries covered in this volume, the new faith of Islam arose in Arabia and gradually spread eastwards and northwards, eventually affecting much of Central Asia, the southern fringes...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century - Part Two: The Achievements
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century - Part Two: The Achievements
Volume IV, Part One covered the dynastic, political and military history of Central Asia. Part Two covers the cultural achievements of the various peoples of this immense region: arts and crafts,...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume V: Development in Contrast: from the Sixteenth to the Mid-nineteenth Century
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume V: Development in Contrast: from the Sixteenth to the Mid-nineteenth Century
This volume continues the history of Central Asian civilizations from c. 1500 to c. 1850, a period which saw the last medieval empires, notably the Uzbeks, Safavids, Mughals and Dzungars, and...

History of Civilizations of Central Asia  Volume VI: Towards the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-nineteenth to the End of the Twentieth Century
History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume VI: Towards the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-nineteenth to the End of the Twentieth Century
The sixth volume brings this series to an end as it takes in the whole of the modern period from colonial conquest and domination to decolonization; the Cold War from start to finish; the...