The Cambridge History of Inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age

The Cambridge History of Inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 8/27/2009
EAN 9780521849265, ISBN10: 0521849268

Hardcover, 516 pages, 23.5 x 16.1 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

This volume centres on the history and legacy of the Mongol World Empire founded by Chinggis Khan and his sons, including its impact upon the modern world. An international team of scholars examines the political and cultural history of the Mongol empire, its Chinggisid successor states, and the non-Chinggisid dynasties that came to dominate Inner Asia in its wake. Geographically, it focuses on the continental region from East Asia to Eastern Europe. Beginning in the twelfth century, the volume moves through to the establishment of Chinese and Russian political hegemony in Inner Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Contributors use recent research and new approaches that have revitalized Inner Asian studies to highlight the world-historical importance of the regimes and states formed during and after the Mongol conquest. Their conclusions testify to the importance of a region whose modern fate has been overshadowed by Russia and China.

Introduction Nicola Di Cosmo, Allen J. Frank and Peter B. Golden
Part I. The Rise of the Chinggisids
1. Inner Asia c.1200 Peter B. Golden
2. The Mongol age in eastern inner Asia Peter Jackson
3. The Mongols in inner Asia from Chinggis Khan's invasion to the rise of Temür
the Ögödeid and Chaghadaid realms Michal Biran
4. The Jochid realm
the western Steppe and eastern Europe István Vásáry
Part II. Legacies of the Mongol Conquests
5. Administration, revenues and trade Arsenio Peter Martinez
6. Migrations, ethnogenesis Peter B. Golden
7. Islamization in the Mongol Empire Devin DeWeese
8. Mongols as vectors for cultural transmission Tom Allsen
Part III. Chinggisid Decline
9. The eastern Steppe
Mongol regimes after the Yuan (1368–1636) Veronic Veit
10. Temür and the early Timurids to c.1450 Beatrice Forbes Manz
11. Later Timurids c.1450–1526 Stephen Dale
Part IV. Nomads and Settled Peoples in Inner Asia after the Timurids
12. Uzbeks, Qazaqs and Turkmen Yuri Bregel
13. The western Steppe
Volga Ural region, Siberia and the Crimea Allen J. Frank
14. Eastern central Asia (Xinjiang)
1300–1800 James Millward
15. The Chinggisid restoration in central Asia
1500–1785 Robert McChesney
16. The western Steppe
the Volga-Ural region, Siberia and the Crimea under Russian rule Christian Noack
Part V. New Imperial Mandates and the End of the Chinggisid Era (18th-19th Centuries)
17. The Qing and Inner Asia
1636–1800 Nicola Di Cosmo
18. The Qazaqs and Russia Allen J. Frank
19. Russia and the peoples of the Volga-Ural region
1600–1850 Allen J. Frank
20. The new Uzbek states
Bukhara, Khiva and Khoqand
c.1750–1886 Yuri Bregel.

' ... this should be regarded as an example of the genus 'Cambridge History' at its impressive best.' Professor David Morgan, University of Wisconsin-Madison