India and Central Asia: A Reader

By: Xinru Liu (Ed.)

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Central Asia has been a strategic region in world history because of its location in the Afro-Eurasian land mass, and because it was the hinge between several different ecological zones. From the border of the Iranian plateau to the edge of the Takla Makan desert, and from the foothills of the Kunlun Mountains to the Taiga zone of Siberia, Central Asia encompasses peoples who spoke many languages and practised various forms of livelihood. For historians who have been focused on individual civilizations, or the societies which have left written records, Central Asia has seemed an ocean full of dark energy. From time to time, barbaric nomads flew out from Central Asia to loot villages and destroy cities in East and South Asia, and even Europe. Printed Pages: 354.

Title: India and Central Asia: A Reader

Author Name: Xinru Liu (Ed.)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2012

ISBN: 8178243474

ISBN 13: 9788178243474

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 101961

Keywords: India and Central Asia: A Reader Xinru Liu (Ed.)