The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia: A History of the Struggle for Great Power Among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese During the Early Middle Ages

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Princeton University Press, 28 mars 1993 - 281 pages

This narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. It shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.

 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - AndreasJ - LibraryThing

As unlikely as it may seem given the country's modern image, Tibet was once an expansionistic empire, seeking from about the middle of the seventh century to the middle of the ninth to expand in all ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Extremely interesting as describing Tibet when it was a great military power ansd a threat to Tang China, very different from its later religious image Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Tibet and Central Asia before the Empire
14
On the Western Regions in Old Tibetan Sources
206
Afterword 1993
213
Table of Rulers
226
Glossary
232
Bibliographical Essay
245
Early Medieval Central Asia
254
Early Medieval Eurasia
269
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Christopher I. Beckwith is Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. He received a 1986 MacArthur Fellowship.

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