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Central Asia in World History


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Before the Explosion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 27-50
  3. Central Asia as Active

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 103-126
    3. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 127-149
    4. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 150-174
  4. Central Asia as Passive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 177-201
    3. S. A. M. Adshead
      Pages 202-227
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-291

About this book


This is a study of Central Asian history from Chinggis to the present, with reference to relations with China, Russia, India and Western Europe and to wider themes of world history. An introductory chapter defines Central Asia in time, place and ecology. The following chapters relate Central Asian history to the eight world institutions, whose development, it is argued, constitute world history in the proper sense.


Asian history bibliography China history India world history

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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