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