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Tang China’s Relations with the Pastoral Nomads of Inner Asia, 618-756
Jonathan Skaff, Shippensburg University

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Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800 (Book)
Title: Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800
Author: Jonathan Karam Skaff
Abstract: Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors challenges readers to reconsider China's relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic states of Mongolia from 580 to 800, Jonathan Skaff upends the notion that inhabitants of China and Mongolia were irreconcilably different and hostile to each other. Rulers on both sides deployed strikingly similar diplomacy, warfare, ideologies of rulership, and patrimonial political networking to seek hegemony over each other and the peoples living in the pastoral borderlands between them. The book particularly disputes the supposed uniqueness of imperial China's tributary diplomacy by demonstrating that similar customary norms of interstate relations existed in a wide sphere in Eurasia as far west as Byzantium, India, and Iran. These previously unrecognized cultural connections, therefore, were arguably as much the work of Turko-Mongol pastoral nomads traversing the Eurasian steppe as the more commonly recognized Silk Road monks and merchants. This interdisciplinary and multi-perspective study will appeal to readers of comparative and world history, especially those interested in medieval warfare, diplomacy, and cultural studies.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryWorld/Ancient/?view=usa&ci=9780199734139
Primary URL Description: Oxford University Press US website
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199734139

Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800 (Book)
Title: Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800
Author: Skaff, Jonathan Karam
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780199734139
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199734139


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