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2017

Central Asia and the Silk Road - Economic Rise and Decline over Several Millennia

Springer International Publishing

Titre : Central Asia and the Silk Road - Economic Rise and Decline over Several Millennia

Offers a comprehensive overview of the pre-modern economic history of Central Asia and the Silk Road
Analyzes the economic ups and downs of prosperity in Central Asia
Provides numerous detailed historico-economic maps of Central Asia and the Silk Road

Author (s) : Barisitz, Stephan
Publisher  : Springer International Publishing
Date de parution : 2017
Pages : 287

Descriptif
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the pre-modern economic history of Central Asia and the Silk Road, covering several millennia. By analyzing an abundance of sources and materials, it illustrates the repeated economic heydays of the Silk Road, during which it linked the Orient and Occident for many centuries. Nomadic steppe empires frequently dominated Central Asia, molded its economy and influenced trade along the Silk Road. The book assesses the causes and effects of the wide-ranging overland trade booms, while also discussing various internal and external factors that led to the gradual economic decline of Central Asia and eventual demise of the Silk Road. Lastly, it explains how the economic decline gave rise to Chinese and Russian colonialism in the 18th and 19th centuries. Detailed information, e.g. on the Silk Road’s trajectories in various epochs, is offered in the form of numerous newly drafted maps.

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