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Empires of the Steppes

The Nomadic Tribes Who Shaped Civilization

EAN:  9781526662323
Publicatiedatum:   17-08-2023
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  576


An epic and enthralling history of how Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and the so-called 'barbarians of the steppes' shaped the modern world. The barbarian nomads of the Eurasian steppes have played a decisive role in world history, but their achievements have gone largely unnoticed. These nomadic tribes have produced some of the world's greatest conquerors: Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, among others. And, as Kenneth W. Harl illustrates in this glorious work of narrative history, their deeds still resonate today. Indeed, these nomads built long-lasting empires, facilitated the first global trade of the Silk Road and disseminated religions, technology, knowledge and goods of every description that enriched and changed the lives of so many across Europe, China and the Middle East. From a single region emerged a great many peoples – the Huns, the Mongols, the Magyars, the Turks, the Xiongnu, the Scythians, the Goths – all of whom went on to profoundly and irrevocably shape the modern world. In this enthralling new history, Professor Kenneth Harl draws on a lifetime of scholarship to vividly recreate the lives and world of these often-forgotten peoples from their beginnings to the early modern age. Their brutal struggle to survive on the steppes bred a resilient, pragmatic people ever ready to learn from their more advanced neighbours. In warfare, they dominated the battlefield for over fifteen hundred years. Under charismatic rulers, they could topple empires and win their own.

    EAN: 9781526662323
    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Publicatiedatum:   17-08-2023
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 235 mm
    Breedte: 154 mm
    Dikte: 43 mm
    Gewicht: 696 gr
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 576