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The Resource The history of Central Asia : The age of the Steppe warriors, Volume one, Christoph Baumer

The history of Central Asia : The age of the Steppe warriors, Volume one, Christoph Baumer

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The history of Central Asia : The age of the Steppe warriors, Volume one
Title
The history of Central Asia
Title remainder
The age of the Steppe warriors
Title number
Volume one
Statement of responsibility
Christoph Baumer
Title variation
Age of the Steppe Warriors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An illustrated history of one of the most compelling and mysterious regions on earth. It is a unique travelogue and resource and will appeal to scholars and students of antiquity, history, archaeology and religious studies. The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in the history of civilization. Christoph Baumer's ambitious treatment of the region charts the 3000-year drama of Scythians and Sarmatians; Soviets and transcontinental Silk Roads; trade routes and the transmission of ideas across the steppes; and, the breathless and brutal conquests of Alexander the Great and Chinghiz Khan
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Baumer, Christoph
Dewey number
958
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Asia, Central
Label
The history of Central Asia : The age of the Steppe warriors, Volume one, Christoph Baumer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Col. maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Contents note: I.Geography, Climate and Prehuman History of Central Asia -- 1.On the definition of Central Asia -- Excursus: The dinosaur hunter Roy Chapman Andrews -- 2.The interdependence of geography, climate and history -- 3.The factors determining climate -- Excursus: Hominin or hominid? -- II.The Settlement of Central Asia in the Palaeolithic -- 1.`Out-of-Africa' or `Out-of-Asia'? -- 2.The earliest settlements of Central Asia -- 2.1.Neanderthals and Homo sapiens - supersession or interbreeding? -- 3.The birth of art -- 4.The bow - a 12,000-year-old success story -- III.A Global Climatic Warming Ushers in the Mesolithic -- 1.The retreat of the glaciers -- 2.Petroglyphs as information sources -- Excursus: The petroglyphs of Tsagaan Salaa and Baga Oigor, Mongolia -- 3.Microliths -- IV.The Economic Revolution of the Neolithic -- 1.The primary and secondary Neolithic revolutions --
  • Contents note continued: 2.Hunters and gatherers in the mountains and along the waterways of inner Central Asia -- 3.Agriculture and early settlements in southern Central Asia -- 4.The northern steppes of Central Asia - meeting point of hunters and herders with farmers -- V.The Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age -- 1.The division of early history and the beginnings of metallurgy -- 2.An initial proto-urban development -- Excursus: The pioneer Raphael Pumpelly in Anau -- 3.The first cities of Central Asia in southern Turkmenistan -- Excursus: The Indus Valley Civilisation, trade partner of Central Asia in the early Bronze Age -- 4.Agrarian and stockbreeding cultures in northern Central Asia -- 4.1.The cultures of Cucuteni-Tripolye and Usatovo -- 4.2.Early stockbreeding cultures -- 4.3.The emergence of horse riding -- 4.4.The invention of wheel and wagon -- 4.5.The culture of Maikop -- 4.6.The Yamnaya-Afanasievo Cultural Complex -- 4.7.Sun deities and horse sacrifices --
  • Contents note continued: VI.The Middle and Late Bronze Age -- 1.The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex BMAC -- 1.1.The BMAC Culture of Margiana -- Excursus: Lord and Mistress of animals -- 1.2.The BMAC Culture of Bactria -- 2.Indo-European mummies in north-western China -- 2.1.The origins of metallurgy in China -- 2.2.The Ayala Mazar-Xiaohe Culture -- 2.3.The wheel, the horse and fertility rites -- 3.The steppes of Central Asia: `origin' of the Indo-European languages? -- 4.Mysterious stone steles of the Okunev Culture in Khakassia -- Excursus: Cultures of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in the Minusinsk Basin -- 5.From the Volga to the Yenisei: homeland of the Indo-lranians? -- 5.1.Cultures west of the Urals -- 5.2.Cultures east of the Urals: The Andronovo complex -- 5.2.1.The culture of Sintashta - fortified circular settlements and chariot burials -- 5.2.2.Alakul and Fyodorovo --
  • Contents note continued: 6.Karasuk and the cultures of Khirigsuurs and Slab Graves during the transition to the Iron Age -- 6.1.Deer stones: flying deer as companions in the afterlife? -- VII.The Iron Age -- 1.Nomadic horsemen in north-eastern Central Asia -- 1.1.The kurgan steppe of Minusinsk -- 1.2.Herodotus's geography of Central Asian peoples -- 1.3.Tuva, nucleus of the Scythian peoples and the Scytho-Siberian animal style -- Excursus: The Siberian collection of Tsar Peter the Great -- 1.4.The ice kurgans of the Altai -- 1.5.Stockbreeding cultures of north-eastern Kazakhstan and the western Siberian forest steppe -- 1.6.Achaemenid invasions in the territory of the Saka: The beginning of a 2,500-year-long conflict between nomadic horse-riding peoples and states of settled societies -- Excursus: Zoroastrianism and its symbol, Faravahar -- 1.7.Nomadic and settled cultures between the `Land of Seven Rivers' and Choresmia --
  • Contents note continued: 1.8.Mountain, steppe and desert stockbreeders between the Pamirs and Altyn Tagh -- 1.8.1.Fergana and the Pamirs -- 1.8.2.The Chinese Altai and regions north of the Tian Shan Mountains -- 1.8.3.Oasis cultures south of the Tian Shan Mountains -- 2.Nomadic riding peoples on the north-western periphery of Central Asia -- 2.1.Cimmerians and early Scythians -- 2.2.Scythians in the Kuban region -- 2.3.The Pontic Scythians -- 2.3.1.The Scythian pantheon -- 2.3.2.War and burial customs -- Excursus: Olbia and the Bosporan Kingdom -- 2.3.3.Chronology of the Scythian kings -- 2.3.4.Greek influences on Scythian toreutics and grave architecture -- 2.4.Sarmatians, Alans and Amazons -- 2.4.1.Sauromatians and early Sarmatians between the Volga and the Ustyurt Plateau -- 2.4.2.Sarmatians and Alans on the Black Sea and in the Roman Empire -- 2.4.3.Military innovations -- Excursus: The Amazons - myth and reality -- 2.4.4.The polychrome animal style --
  • Contents note continued: VIII.Greeks in Central Asia -- 1.The campaign of Alexander the Great -- 2.The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom -- 3.Bactrian art of the steppe, Hellenism and Zoroastrianism -- 3.1.The golden treasure of Tillya Tepe -- 3.2.Ai Khanum - a Greek city in northern Afghanistan -- Excursus: The Oxus treasure -- 3.3.The Oxus temple -- IX.Outlook
Control code
000050209847
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 372 p.
Isbn
9781780760605
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
Label
The history of Central Asia : The age of the Steppe warriors, Volume one, Christoph Baumer
Publication
Note
Col. maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Contents note: I.Geography, Climate and Prehuman History of Central Asia -- 1.On the definition of Central Asia -- Excursus: The dinosaur hunter Roy Chapman Andrews -- 2.The interdependence of geography, climate and history -- 3.The factors determining climate -- Excursus: Hominin or hominid? -- II.The Settlement of Central Asia in the Palaeolithic -- 1.`Out-of-Africa' or `Out-of-Asia'? -- 2.The earliest settlements of Central Asia -- 2.1.Neanderthals and Homo sapiens - supersession or interbreeding? -- 3.The birth of art -- 4.The bow - a 12,000-year-old success story -- III.A Global Climatic Warming Ushers in the Mesolithic -- 1.The retreat of the glaciers -- 2.Petroglyphs as information sources -- Excursus: The petroglyphs of Tsagaan Salaa and Baga Oigor, Mongolia -- 3.Microliths -- IV.The Economic Revolution of the Neolithic -- 1.The primary and secondary Neolithic revolutions --
  • Contents note continued: 2.Hunters and gatherers in the mountains and along the waterways of inner Central Asia -- 3.Agriculture and early settlements in southern Central Asia -- 4.The northern steppes of Central Asia - meeting point of hunters and herders with farmers -- V.The Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age -- 1.The division of early history and the beginnings of metallurgy -- 2.An initial proto-urban development -- Excursus: The pioneer Raphael Pumpelly in Anau -- 3.The first cities of Central Asia in southern Turkmenistan -- Excursus: The Indus Valley Civilisation, trade partner of Central Asia in the early Bronze Age -- 4.Agrarian and stockbreeding cultures in northern Central Asia -- 4.1.The cultures of Cucuteni-Tripolye and Usatovo -- 4.2.Early stockbreeding cultures -- 4.3.The emergence of horse riding -- 4.4.The invention of wheel and wagon -- 4.5.The culture of Maikop -- 4.6.The Yamnaya-Afanasievo Cultural Complex -- 4.7.Sun deities and horse sacrifices --
  • Contents note continued: VI.The Middle and Late Bronze Age -- 1.The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex BMAC -- 1.1.The BMAC Culture of Margiana -- Excursus: Lord and Mistress of animals -- 1.2.The BMAC Culture of Bactria -- 2.Indo-European mummies in north-western China -- 2.1.The origins of metallurgy in China -- 2.2.The Ayala Mazar-Xiaohe Culture -- 2.3.The wheel, the horse and fertility rites -- 3.The steppes of Central Asia: `origin' of the Indo-European languages? -- 4.Mysterious stone steles of the Okunev Culture in Khakassia -- Excursus: Cultures of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in the Minusinsk Basin -- 5.From the Volga to the Yenisei: homeland of the Indo-lranians? -- 5.1.Cultures west of the Urals -- 5.2.Cultures east of the Urals: The Andronovo complex -- 5.2.1.The culture of Sintashta - fortified circular settlements and chariot burials -- 5.2.2.Alakul and Fyodorovo --
  • Contents note continued: 6.Karasuk and the cultures of Khirigsuurs and Slab Graves during the transition to the Iron Age -- 6.1.Deer stones: flying deer as companions in the afterlife? -- VII.The Iron Age -- 1.Nomadic horsemen in north-eastern Central Asia -- 1.1.The kurgan steppe of Minusinsk -- 1.2.Herodotus's geography of Central Asian peoples -- 1.3.Tuva, nucleus of the Scythian peoples and the Scytho-Siberian animal style -- Excursus: The Siberian collection of Tsar Peter the Great -- 1.4.The ice kurgans of the Altai -- 1.5.Stockbreeding cultures of north-eastern Kazakhstan and the western Siberian forest steppe -- 1.6.Achaemenid invasions in the territory of the Saka: The beginning of a 2,500-year-long conflict between nomadic horse-riding peoples and states of settled societies -- Excursus: Zoroastrianism and its symbol, Faravahar -- 1.7.Nomadic and settled cultures between the `Land of Seven Rivers' and Choresmia --
  • Contents note continued: 1.8.Mountain, steppe and desert stockbreeders between the Pamirs and Altyn Tagh -- 1.8.1.Fergana and the Pamirs -- 1.8.2.The Chinese Altai and regions north of the Tian Shan Mountains -- 1.8.3.Oasis cultures south of the Tian Shan Mountains -- 2.Nomadic riding peoples on the north-western periphery of Central Asia -- 2.1.Cimmerians and early Scythians -- 2.2.Scythians in the Kuban region -- 2.3.The Pontic Scythians -- 2.3.1.The Scythian pantheon -- 2.3.2.War and burial customs -- Excursus: Olbia and the Bosporan Kingdom -- 2.3.3.Chronology of the Scythian kings -- 2.3.4.Greek influences on Scythian toreutics and grave architecture -- 2.4.Sarmatians, Alans and Amazons -- 2.4.1.Sauromatians and early Sarmatians between the Volga and the Ustyurt Plateau -- 2.4.2.Sarmatians and Alans on the Black Sea and in the Roman Empire -- 2.4.3.Military innovations -- Excursus: The Amazons - myth and reality -- 2.4.4.The polychrome animal style --
  • Contents note continued: VIII.Greeks in Central Asia -- 1.The campaign of Alexander the Great -- 2.The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom -- 3.Bactrian art of the steppe, Hellenism and Zoroastrianism -- 3.1.The golden treasure of Tillya Tepe -- 3.2.Ai Khanum - a Greek city in northern Afghanistan -- Excursus: The Oxus treasure -- 3.3.The Oxus temple -- IX.Outlook
Control code
000050209847
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 372 p.
Isbn
9781780760605
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps

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