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The Empire of the steppes : a history of central Asia
Grousset, René, 1885-1952.
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Empire des steppes. English
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New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1991.
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xxx, 687 p. : maps.
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Book BILKUTUPB012102 DS785 .G8313 1991 Central Campus Library

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.While the early history of the steppe nomad is shrouded in obscurity, The Empire of the Steppes brings both the general reader and the specialist the majestic sweep, grandeur and the overriding intellectual grasp of Grousset's original. Hailed as a masterpiece when first published in French in 1939, and in English in 1970, this great work of synthesis brings before us the people of the steppes, dominated by three mighty figures--Atilla, Genghiz Khan, and Tamberlain--as they marched through ten centuries of history, from the borders of China to the frontiers of the West. The book includes nineteen maps, a comprehensive index, notes, and bibliography. The late Rene Grousset was director of the Cernuschi Museum and curator of the Muse Guimet in Paris, a member of the French Academy and author of many works on Asia Minor and the Near East.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Itroduction: The Steppe and History
I The High Plateaus Of Asia Until, The Thirteenth Century
1 Early History of the Steppes: Scythians and Huns
2 The Early Middle Ages: T'u-chueh Empire
3 The Turks and Islam to the Thirteenth Century
4 The Russian Steppe from the Sixth to the Thirteenth
II The Jenghiz-Khanite Mongols
5 Jenghiz Khan
6 The Three Immediate Successors to Jenghiz Khan
7 Kublai and the Mongol Dynasty of China
8 Turkestan Under the House of Jagatai
9 Mongol Persia and the House of Hulagu
10 The Khanate of Kipchak
11 Tamerlane
III The Last Mongols
12 The Mongols of Russia
13 The Shaybanids
14 The Last Jagataites
15 The Last Empires of Mongolia from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century