ユーラシアの誕生<br>By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean : The Birth of Eurasia

ユーラシアの誕生
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean : The Birth of Eurasia

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 530 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780199689170
  • DDC分類 958

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By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plain within a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbours.Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which have driven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today.

Table of Contents

1 The Land and the People                      1  (34)
2 The Domestication of Eurasia, 10,0005000 35 (36)
BC
3 Horses and Copper: The Centrality of the 71 (40)
Steppe, 5000--2500 BC
4 The Opening of the Eurasian Steppe, 111(40)
2500--1600 BC
5 Nomads and Empires: The First 151(52)
Confrontations, 1600--600 BC
6 Learning from Each Other: Interaction 203(50)
along the Interface, 600--250 BC
7 The Continent Connected, 250 BC-AD 250 253(42)
8 The Age of Perpetual War, AD 250-650 295(46)
9 The Beginning of a New World Order, AD 341(40)
650--840
10 The Disintegration of Empires, AD 381(34)
840--1150
11 The Steppe Triumphant, AD 1150--1300 415(36)
12 Looking Back, Looking Forwards 451(22)
A Guide to further Reading 473(34)
Illustration Sources 507(6)
Index 513