History of Civilisations of Central Asia Volume III - Hardback  

History of Civilisations of Central Asia Volume III - Hardback

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Highly collectible copy of History of Civilisations of Central Asia Volume III

Volume III of History of Civilisations of Central Asia covers the period from the third to the eighth century A.D. This was a period which witnessed not only a complex mosaic of political events, warring dynasties and ethnic movements, but also far-reaching social, economic and cultural upheaval. An epoch of rich and powerful empires such as Sasanian Iran (224-651) and T'ang China (618-907), it also spawned many other small dominions and states which flourished.

There were also waves of nomadic migrations and the constitution of steppe empires (Hsiung-nu, Hephthalites, Turks and others) which swept over these sedentary populations and not only left their imprint on political and social life but frequently added a new ethnic component to the population. This multi-ethnic society had its roots in the great religious traditions of Buddism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Christianity and Shamanism. With the conquest of Iran and Middle Asia the Arabs carried Islam to the East. The Islamisation of a great part of Central Asia brought fundamental changes to all aspects of life.

Published 1992 - In excellent condition

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Author B A Litvinsky
Type Hardback
Condition Used - Like New
ISBN 9789231032110
SKU 1313