By Reuven Amitai,Michal Biran
This quantity brings jointly a unusual crew of students from assorted disciplines and cultural specializations to discover how nomads performed the position of “agents of cultural change.” the start chapters learn this phenomenon in either east and west Asia in historic and early medieval occasions, whereas the majority of the booklet is dedicated to the faraway Mongol empire of the 13th and fourteenth centuries. This comparative process, encompassing either a long time span and an unlimited quarter, allows a clearer realizing of the foremost position that Eurasian pastoral nomads performed within the heritage of the previous global. It conveys a feeling of the advanced and fascinating cultural dynamic that existed among nomads and their agricultural and concrete acquaintances, and highlights the non-military influence of nomadic tradition on Eurasian history.
Nomads As brokers of Cultural swap illuminates and complicates nomadic roles as energetic promoters of cultural trade inside of an unlimited and sundry area. It makes on hand very important unique scholarship at the new flip within the learn of the Mongol empire and on relatives among the nomadic and sedentary worlds.
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Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors (Perspectives on the Global Past) by Reuven Amitai,Michal Biran