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The Empire of the Steppes

The Empire of the Steppes

History of Central Asia

by Rene Grousset

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/1988

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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.
ISBN:
9780813513041
9780813513041
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
687
Dimensions (mm):
230x150x50mm
Weight:
0.88kg

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