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6. The Mongols and arts and culture

6. The Mongols and arts and culture  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0006
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In what ways did the Mongols influence and support specific aspects of the cultures of the lands that they conquered? To what extent was such support accompanied by a political agenda? ‘The ... More
7. Decline, fall, and legacy

7. Decline, fall, and legacy  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0007
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Khubilai Kahn saw success after success. ‘Decline, fall, and legacy’ considers what went wrong and the legacy of the Mongols. Following the death of his favourite wife in 1281, Khubilai ... More
1. What and when is late antiquity?

1. What and when is late antiquity?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0001
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‘What and when is late antiquity?’ examines the meaning of late antiquity and how the classical world began to change during this period. Debates surrounding the definition of the late ... More
2. Eras of silk road fluorescence

2. Eras of silk road fluorescence  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0002
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‘Eras of silk road fluorescence’ looks at the effect on silk road communications of shifting political groupings. The most intense communications took place when both nomadic states and the ... More
5. Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa

5. Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa  

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780191841705
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0005
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We think of globalization as a new process, but long-distance connections are basic to being human. ‘Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa’ sketches regional ... More
6. Whither the silk road?

6. Whither the silk road?  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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‘Whither the silk road?’ considers the silk road’s fate. It was traditionally believed that the silk road declined after 1500 with the arrival of European ships in the Indian Ocean. ... More
3. The biological silk road

3. The biological silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0003
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‘The biological silk road’ considers the exchange of crops, livestock, pathogens, and genes along the silk road. Diffusion of domesticated plants and animals since Neolithic times has led ... More
4. The technological silk road

4. The technological silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0004
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‘The technological silk road’ examines the history of technological transfers along the silk road. Intensified communication of ideas and technologies often arose from war and imperial ... More
1. Life on the steppes

1. Life on the steppes  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0001
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The image of savagery and allegedly animal-like behaviour of the Mongols was reinforced by their lifestyle and their dependence on animals for food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and medicines. ... More
3. First forays

3. First forays  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
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9780199393787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0003
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9780199946952
‘First forays ’ considers several notable figures in the history of exploration including: Harkhuf, who in 2270 bce explored the Nile River; Pytheas of Massalia, who around 325 bce sailed ... More
1. Environment and empires

1. Environment and empires  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0001
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‘Environment and empires’ surveys the geographic character of the silk road. The silk road was a not a single route, and traded in more than silk. Similarly, it was more than just a route ... More
5. The arts on the silk road

5. The arts on the silk road  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0005
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9780199782864
‘The arts on the silk road’ provides a sample of shared Eurasian cultural and intellectual themes. Vernacular tales throughout Eurasia shared certain genres and styles, with some stories ... More
2. Borders and territory in the ancient world

2. Borders and territory in the ancient world  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
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10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0002
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The modern political map we see and its underlying territorial assumptions are relatively recent developments. Before the modern era, borders were vague. Premodern societies conceived of ... More
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction  

James A. Millward

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365883
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.001.0001
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9780199782864
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction looks beyond the initial exotic impression conveyed by the phrase ‘silk road’ to sketch the historical background against which the ... More
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction  

Morris Rossabi

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.001.0001
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9780199840892
The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction follows the Mongol empire from its height of success to its collapse from internal disunity. Struggles for succession and ill-planned, ... More
4. The Mongols and the world: part 1

4. The Mongols and the world: part 1  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199840892
By the time of the accession of Khubilai Khan (Chinggis's grandson) as the Great Khan in 1260, the Mongols were ruling over a huge east–west empire stretching from Korea to Iraq and Russia. ... More
5. The Mongols and the world: part 2

5. The Mongols and the world: part 2  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365906
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199840892
The Golden Horde was the longest-lived of the Mongol khanates. Few Mongols actually got to Russia. The khans expected their Turkic military forces to administrate the domain. The Turkic ... More

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