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The Empire of the Qara Khitai in Eurasian History by Michal Biran
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it was amazing
bookshelves: steppe-history, website-widget

The only book on the subject, guys. Grab it.
Half the book is 'political history' and half is 'aspects of cultural history'. The politics covers less than a century, so you get to know the actors in this drama - a few amazing people. The cultural studies give a depth of portraiture too.
Two out of five heads of this state were women, if you're into that - not regents, but with the exact titles their father or brother had (argues this author - don't expect to find that acknowledged elsewhere).


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December 22, 2011 – Shelved as: steppe-history
December 22, 2011 – Shelved
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget

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