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Eurasian Crossroads

A History of Xinjiang

Author: James A. Millward

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 1849040672

Category: Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China)

Page: 440

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This is the history of Xinjiang, the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Krygyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. This book explores the role it has played in the social, cultural and political development of Asia and the world.

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland

China's Muslim Borderland

Author: S. Frederick Starr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317451376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the New Territory, makes up a sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, and Tibet, Will Xinjiang participate in twenty-first century ascendancy, or will nascent Islamic radicalism in Xinjiang expand the orbit of instability in a dangerous part of the world? This comprehensive survey of contemporary Xinjiang is the result of a major collaborative research project begun in 1998. The authors have combined their fieldwork experience, linguistic skills, and disciplinary expertise to assemble the first multifaceted introduction to Xinjiang. The volume surveys the region's geography; its history of military and political subjugation to China; economic, social, and commercial conditions; demography, public health, and ecology; and patterns of adaption, resistance, opposition, and evolving identities.

The Oxford History of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880417

Category: Religion

Page: 768

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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.

Periodica Islamica

An International Contents Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Islam

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Journal of Asian History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: East Asia

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Central Asia Monitor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia, Central

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Studies on the Jurchens and the Chin Dynasty

Author: Herbert Franke,Hok-lam Chan

Publisher: Variorum


Category: History

Page: 374

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The studies collected here derive in large part from the collaborative Chin history project, to which Professors Chan and Franke have made a massive contributuion. The Jurchens lived in northeastern Manchuria as hunters, fishers and farmers, until 1115 when they founded a dynastic state called Chin and went on to conquer northern China. Some of the studies here deal with the way of life of the pre-dynastic Jurchens, others with the law and institutions of the Chin state, and the treaties by which they sought to regulate their conflict with the Sung dynasty to the south. Taken together, these studies depict the varying mixture of Chinese and native traditions and customs that were adopted, presenting a detailed analysis of this multinational regime in medieval China.

Essays on Tang and Pre-Tang China

Author: Edwin George Pulleyblank

Publisher: Aldershot [England] : Ashgate

ISBN: 9780860788584

Category: History

Page: 220

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This first volume of studies by Professor Pulleyblank opens with an abridged version of his inaugural lecture at Cambridge, on Chinese history and world history. The next pieces look at the historiography of Tang China, and more broadly at Chinese attitudes to the writing of history and the critical methods that were employed.The An Lushan rebellion (755CE) forms an important focal point in the book, with studies on the racial background of the rebel and the impact of the rebellion on governmental systems, as well as on the intellectual history of the period.A further article examines the system of population registration in Tang China and its bearing on the interpretation of population statistics, while the final item goes outside the Tang to discuss the origins and role of slavery as a legal institution in China.

The Mongols in the Islamic Lands

Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate

Author: Reuven Amitai

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 358

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This book brings together a series of studies that deal with the impact of the Mongols in the eastern Muslim world. Their focus is the state established around 1260 by Hülegü, grandson of Chinggis Khan, and the subjects covered include: the development of the land-tenure system; the title ilkhan; the use of Arabic sources for the history of the Ilkhanate; the eventual conversion of the Mongols to Islam; and - most prominently - the ongoing war with the Mamluk Sultanate to the west.

Chinese Literature in Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Author: Donald Holzman

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860786894

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

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Five articles on Chinese 'philosophical conversations' and on Ancient Chinese literature and literary criticism are followed by a short book showing how the birth of landscape poetry in the fourth century AD marked the beginning of a 'Middle Ages'.

Ceylon and the Dutch, 1600-1800

External Influences and Internal Change in Early Modern Sri Lanka

Author: Sinnappah Arasaratnam

Publisher: Variorum


Category: History

Page: 332

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This collection of essays, the second by Professor Arasaratnam, represents over three decades of scholarship on the impact of the Dutch on the society and economy of Ceylon, and is introduced by a new essay reflecting on the historiography of the period. Basing himself on unpublished material held in the archives of the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, the author explores a number of related themes: the place of the island in international commerce; the political and administrative processes by means of which the Dutch established themselves; the impact of Christian missionary activity; and the indigenous reaction to and accommodation with Dutch power. Dutch colonial rule over some 150 years was responsible for initiating many changes in traditional institutions, and an understanding of these changes is important in explaining an ongoing process of modernization in Sri Lankan society. At the same time, the studies together present a valuable case study of the interaction between a colonial power and the indigenous people.

The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800

Studies in Economic, Social and Cultural History

Author: M.N. Pearson

Publisher: Variorum


Category: History

Page: 340

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A collection of articles published between 1968 and 2001 which deal with a range of themes centring around the history of the Indian Ocean region, including the economic history of the area, social and religious themes, and medical exchanges between European settlers and the indigenous population.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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A History of Cathay

A Translation and Linguistic Analysis of a Fifteenth-Century Turkic Manuscript

Author: Ildikó Bellér-Hann

Publisher: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies

ISBN: 9780933070370

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

View: 9176

Global History: Antquity, 5000 b.c.e. to 400s c.e

Author: David W. Del Testa,Florence Lemoine,John Strickland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: 734

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Contains primary source material.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Index of Islamic Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Islam

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History of humanity

Author: Mohammad Adnan Bakhit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789231028137

Category: History

Page: 682

View: 718

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221061

Category: Monographic series

Page: 9945

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