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The Cambridge History of Inner Asia by Nicola Di Cosmo
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I'd better explain my three stars. They aren't criticism, just a lack of enthusiasm. Clearly I'm spoilt by the Cambridge China for size, after which this (and my Turkey 1, too) look dwarfed. Also, there is DeWeese on Islamization (15 pages) and Thomas Allsen on Mongols as vectors for cultural transmission (20 pages): these are shortened versions of their books. In the chapter list, only these two are cultural in focus, but if you've read their books...

There are 410 pages of text here, that cover 1200-1886. As I say, I'm spoilt by my China volumes -- which are only getting bigger lately (I have the new Sung. Part 1. 907-1279 and swallows two of The Chinggisid Age).

My stars are interim, as I haven't read the later parts. They may be of more value to me exactly because I am less acquainted.

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January 10, 2012 – Shelved
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