Inner Asia and the spatial politics of empire : archaeology, mobility, and culture contact
William Honeychurch (Author)
This monograph uses the latest archaeological results from Mongolia and the surrounding areas of Inner Asia to propose a novel understanding of nomadic statehood, political economy, and the nature of interaction with ancient China.
Print Book, English, 2015
Springer, New York, [N.Y.], 2015
1 vol. (xi-321 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1: Voices from the Steppe.- Chapter 2: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: Culture Contact and Politics.- Chapter 3: Solving Contradictions: Nomads and Political Complexity.- Chapter 4: The Heartland of Inner Asia: Mongolia and Steppe Pastoral Nomadism.- Chapter 5: The Late and Final Bronze Age Cultures of Mongolia, 1400-700 BC.- Chapter 6: The Surrounding Bronze Age World: Kazakhstan and South Siberia, 1300-700 BC.- Chapter 7: At the Edge of Inner Asia: The Northern Zone and States of China, 1200-700 BC.- Chapter 8: Nomadic Alternatives: Forming the State on Horseback.- Chapter 9: Not of Place, but of Path: Nomads on the World Stage.- Chapter 10: Steppe Cores, Sedentary Peripheries, and the Statecraft of Empire.