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The Resource By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia, Barry Cunliffe

By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia, Barry Cunliffe

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By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia
Title
By steppe, desert, and ocean
Title remainder
the birth of Eurasia
Statement of responsibility
Barry Cunliffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plain within a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbors. Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which have driven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunliffe, Barry W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS328.2
LC item number
.C87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eurasia
  • Eurasia
  • Human beings
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Eurasia
  • Kultur
  • Landschaft
  • Zivilisationsprozess
  • Eurasien
  • Världshistoria
  • Forntiden
  • Migration
  • Människan
  • Förhistoriska människan
Label
By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia, Barry Cunliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land and the people -- The domestication of Eurasia, 10,000-5000 BC -- Horses and copper : the centrality of the steppe, 5000-2500 BC -- The opening of the Eurasian steppe, 2500-1600 BC -- Nomads and empires : the first confrontations, 1600-600 BC -- Learning from each other : interaction along the interface, 600-250 BC -- The continent connected, 250 BC-AD 250 -- The age of perpetual war, AD 250-650 -- The beginning of a new world order, AD 650-840 -- The disintegration of empires, AD 840-1150 -- The steppe triumphant, AD 1150-1300 -- Looking back, looking forwards
Control code
907657630
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 530 pages
Isbn
9780199689170
Lccn
2014948240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025398418
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907657630
Label
By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia, Barry Cunliffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The land and the people -- The domestication of Eurasia, 10,000-5000 BC -- Horses and copper : the centrality of the steppe, 5000-2500 BC -- The opening of the Eurasian steppe, 2500-1600 BC -- Nomads and empires : the first confrontations, 1600-600 BC -- Learning from each other : interaction along the interface, 600-250 BC -- The continent connected, 250 BC-AD 250 -- The age of perpetual war, AD 250-650 -- The beginning of a new world order, AD 650-840 -- The disintegration of empires, AD 840-1150 -- The steppe triumphant, AD 1150-1300 -- Looking back, looking forwards
Control code
907657630
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 530 pages
Isbn
9780199689170
Lccn
2014948240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025398418
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907657630

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