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Central Asia in World History
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Editors' Preface 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 Turks 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, Temur and the Timurid Renaissance Chapter 8: The Age of Gunpowder and the Crush of Empires Chapter 9: The Problems of Modernity Pronunciation Guide Chronology Notes Further Reading Websites Acknowledgments Index

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Peter B. Golden is Professor Emeritus of History and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program, Rutgers University.

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"Peter Golden's scholarship has long defined the gold standard in the study of the Turks of Central Asia and has given him a commanding position in Central Asian studies generally. Students of Central Asian history and their teachers owe a great debt of gratitude to Peter Golden for writing this book."--Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient "Peter Golden's scholarship has long defined the gold standard in the study of the Turks of Central Asia and has given him a commanding position in Central Asian studies generally. Students of Central Asian history and their teachers owe a great debt of gratitude to Peter Golden for writing this book."--Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

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