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The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Steppe Warriors
The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in the history of civilization. Christoph Baumer's ambitious four-volume treatment of the region charts the 3000-year drama of Scythians and Sarmatians; Soviets and transcontinental Silk Roads; trade routes and the transm ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by I. B. Tauris
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Yes, you want to read this book. Its a big beautiful coffee table book loaded with fantastic pictures. Like if you wanted to draw a map of a bronze age city...hey, here's an aerial photograph of a fully excavated one for inspiration...hint...it don't look like most city maps. The regional maps are actual sattelite images with the locations added in so you get a real feel for why one big desert area is labeled as 4 seperate deserts...because they're radically different terrain, and you can actual ...more