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Published: 02 February 2011

192 Pages | 18 halftones, 6 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195338195

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Central Asia in World History

Peter B. Golden

New Oxford World History

  • Introduces the reader to an important but relatively unknown part of the world
  • Traces Central Asian history from early human settlement to the development of unique modes of adaptation to a difficult terrain and climate and the creation of powerful empires that played major roles in world history
  • Emphasizes Central Asia and its peoples as cultural brokers between East and West
  • Draws on author's vast knowledge of sources in several Central Asian languages