Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

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Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors - Amitai, Reuven (Editor), and Biran, Michal (Editor), and Yang, Anand A (Editor)
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Since the first millennium BCE, nomads of the Eurasian steppe have played a key role in world history and the development of adjacent sedentary regions, especially China, India, the Middle East, and Eastern and Central Europe. Although their more settled neighbors often saw them as an ongoing threat and imminent danger--"barbarians," in fact--their impact on sedentary cultures was far more complex than the raiding, pillaging, and devastation with which they have long been associated in the popular imagination. The nomads ...

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