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A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume I by David Christian
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it was amazing
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He has gone on to help invent Big History. He always thought big: this, perhaps more than any other book, explains how and why the steppe was different from the start. You'd never know what's in there by the title.
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December 22, 2011 – Shelved
December 22, 2011 – Shelved as: steppe-history
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget

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message 1: by Ahmed (new) - added it

Ahmed Having started reading this, and so far really liking it, I was very excited to hear that he's still working on volume two and hopes it'll be done in a couple of years. (Knowing life I'm mentally doubling that :) https://mobile.twitter.com/davidgchri...


Bryn Hammond That is terrific news to me. What's more, it can only be better for the wait. Thanks for the tweet.


message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie Bozza Cool bananas! I came to see if you knew this book already. He is giving the annual lecture at the ISAA Conference this year. :-)


message 4: by Bryn (last edited Feb 26, 2017 01:34AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bryn Hammond Julie wrote: "Cool bananas! I came to see if you knew this book already. He is giving the annual lecture at the ISAA Conference this year. :-)"

Excellent. I lived so close to his workplace when I was fruitfully using his book (he taught at Macquarie in Ryde, just up the road...) Glad to see him gracing the Independent Scholars. -- By the way, their website about his conference talk has told me his #2 to this is due in 2017. He made such intriguing promises in the forward to #1 about his themes that I decided I absolutely need to hear what he has to say post-Mongol, for my Three. Luckily, we both took a loooooonnnnnnnnnggggggg time about our books, and he (may) get in ahead of me.
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