Central Asia in World History
Peter B. Golden
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Layering of Peoples
1:The Rise of Nomadism and the Oasis City-States
2:The Early Nomads: "Warfare is Their Business"
3:Heavenly Qaghans: The Türks and Their Successors
4:The Cities of the Silk Road and the Coming of Islam.
5:Crescent over the Steppe: Islam and the Turkic Peoples
6:The Mongol Whirlwind
7:The Later Chinggisids, Temür and the Timurid Renaissance
8:The Age of Gunpowder and the Crush of Empires
9:The Problems of Modernity