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Eastern Eurasian Geography, History, and Warfare

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199734139
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950195 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Early Empires

Eastern Eurasian Geography, History, and Warfare

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This chapter serves as an introduction to Eastern Eurasian geography, military struggles, and political organization during the medieval period. It discusses the climate and geography of East Eurasia, and maps the medieval China-Inner Asia borderlands. The next few sections provide background information on the Sui- to mid-Tang dynasties and modern Turko-Mongols of Eastern Eurasia. This chapter also describes the evolving power balance in Eastern Eurasia.

Keywords: Eastern Eurasia; geography; military struggles; political organization; climate; China-Inner Asia borderlands; Sui dynasties; mid-Tang dynasties; Turko-Mongols; power balance

Chapter.  9830 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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