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Beckwith: Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present. Paperback

  • Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
  • Christopher I. Beckwith 2011
  • Paperback, 504 pages, illustrations, 216 x 140 mm
The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, "Empires of the Silk Road" represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others.
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