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Edited by Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony
Drawing on evidence from the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, this book examines specific cases of the mobility of maps and images through the centuries.
Brian G. Baumann
Igor de Rachewiltz and Volker Rybatzki. With the collaboration of Hung Chin-fu
Edited by Martijn van Beek and Fernanda Pirie
Arguing for the need to situate Ladakh in a South Asian context, albeit not neglecting its ties with Tibet, this volume brings together empirical studies from the region to analyse the change and continuity resulting from colonialism, independence and modernisation.
The Kitan language and script have disappeared from history for more than 800 years. Recent research has partially deciphered a number of Kitan inscriptions, reveal significantly more of its lexicon and morphology. This book summarises the current state of research.
Tibetan Transitions uses the dual lenses of anthropology and demography to analyze population regulating mechanisms in traditional Tibetan societies, and to link recent fertility transitions with family systems, economic strategies, gender equity, and family planning ideologies.
Maria E. Subtelny
Applying the Weberian concept of the routinization of charisma, the book examines the transformation of the nomadic empire of Tamerlane into a sedentary polity based on the Perso-Islamic model by focusing on the reign of the last Timurid ruler Sulṭān-Ḥusain Bayqara in fifteenth-century Iran.
Within the tradition of the Great Perfection, the Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen stand as textual references of an exceptional erudition. As a sign of realization, the author manifested the Rainbow Body, the ultimate fruit of Dzogchen, in 1934.
Edited by Doris Meth Srinivasan
Edited by Peter B. Golden, Haggai Ben-Shammai and András Roná-Tas
The Khazar Empire was one of the major states of medieval Eurasia. Drawing on a variety of disciplines (history, linguistics, archaeology, literary studies), the papers in this volume shed new light on many of the disputed topics in Khazar history.
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