The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Steppe Warriors Volume 1
by Christoph Baumer
✅ Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have experienced one of the greatest migrations, as well as most evolutionary transformation, in the history of civilizationChristoph Baumer’s ambitious four-volume treatment of the region’s 3,000-year-old diagrams, the Scythian drama and the Sarmatians; the Soviet and Transcontinental Silk Roads; the trade routes and the transmission of ideas across the steppes; and the breathtaking and brutal conquests of Alexander the Great and Chinghiz KhanMagistrally integrating the stories of individuals and peoples, the author engaging in prose is richly complemented by color photographs taken on his own journeyFor all the complexity of the story, Dr Baumer, pointed out the authority of Central Asia, never loses sight of the extent of its general environment’s grandeurVolume 1 covers the geography of the region now occupied by present-day Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, northern Afghanistan, western and central Mongolia, and parts of southern Russia and northern China.Discussing the evolution of Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age climates, the author explores topics as diverse as glacier melting; the invention of the wheel, the legendary Cimmerians and Amazons; Hellenism and Zoroastrianism, and the Oxus TreasureFuture volumes will explore the later historical periods of the region
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