Heritage of Central Asia From Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion

ISBN-10: 155876111X
ISBN-13: 9781558761117
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A study of the heritage of Central Asia. It brings together such distinct elements as the world of Zoroaster, the Achaemenid ecumene, the Sakas and later waves of nomadic invaders, the spread of Buddhism along the Silk Road, the historic role of the Turks, and more.

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Introduction
Geographic Realities
Peoples, Languages, Customs and Beliefs
Before History
Zoroaster's Cult
Achaemenid Centralization
Alexander and the Heritage of Hellenism
Greco-Bactrians and Parthians
Nomadic Interlude
The Forgotten Kushans
The Silk Route
The Buddhist East
Return of the Nomads
The Merchant World of the Sogdians
Caliphs and Kaghans
The Iranian-Islamic Ecumene
The Present is Born
Appendix 1: The Literary Sources
Appendix 2: Geographical Names
Appendix 3: Local rulers in Bukhara and Samarkand
Appendix 4: Deities in Sogdiana
Appendix 5: The Languages of Central Asia
Appendix 6: Coinage in Transoxiana
Index

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