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Beyond the Silk Roads

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/9780199734139.003.0010

Series: Oxford Studies in Early Empires

Beyond the Silk Roads

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This concluding chapter summarizes the major insights of the cultures of the Sui-Tang and Turkic empires, the connections of China with its Turko-Mongol neighbors, and the Eastern Eurasian balance of power. It first looks at the cultures of the Sui-Tang, Turko-Mongol, and Eurasians, and notes that their cultural uniformities helped smoothen diplomatic relations between these societies. It then examines formal patron-client ties, which were strengthened by common structural challenges faced by premodern states. Finally, this chapter discusses the connections found within each of these societies.

Keywords: balance of power; cultures; cultural uniformities; diplomatic relations; patron-client ties; structural challenges; premodern states; connections

Chapter.  5845 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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