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Mongols, Turks, and Others by Reuven Amitai-Preiss
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Jan 10, 2012

it was amazing
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A hodgepodge of essays. Patchy - for me - but the one by Gideon Shelagh I think a quiet revolution. It's about steppe identity, nomad ideology (uses those phrases) and concludes that the decision to go nomad was often a 'political strategy'. That is, on the hoof you were free.

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