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The Role of Migration in the History of the Eurasian Steppe

Sedentary Civilization vs. 'Barbarian' and Nomad

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Throughout their entire history, the sedentary civilizations of China and Europe had to deal with nomads and barbarians. This unique volume explores their drastically different responses: China 'chose' containment while Europe 'chose' expansion. Migration played a crucial role in this interaction. Issuing from two population centers, the sedentary one in the West and the nomadic one in the East, two powerful population streams confronted each other in the Eurasian Steppe. This confrontation was a crucial factor in determining patterns of Eurasian history - it destroyed existing states, created new ones, and drastically changed the balance of power. Even today, while Russian populations in Asia contract, the population pressures in China and Central Asia continue to build and are likely to spill over across the border. This book shows how we are witnessing the beginning of a new cycle of the age-old contest.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Migration in the History of the Eurasian Steppe
Book Subtitle
Sedentary Civilization vs. 'Barbarian' and Nomad
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-61837-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-61837-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21207-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 355
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