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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 - Christopher I. Beckwith

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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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.

"[The] author has succeeded in his task, thanks to his sound method of analysis and to his command of the languages of the relevant texts: Tibetan, Chinese, Arab, Turkic. Particularly the thorough and felicitous utilization of the Arab sources is one of the most pleasant features of the book."--Luciano Petech, Central Asiatic Journal "A most impressive work by an excellent scholar."--Richard N. Frye, International Journal of Middle East Studies "An absorbing and highly original narrative of imperial rivalries that is of particular interest to comparative historians."--Choice

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcription and Translation of Oriental Languages
Note on Chronology
Abbreviations
Prologue: Tibet and Central Asia before the Empirep. 3
Entrance into Central Asiap. 11
The Tibetan Empire in the Western Regionsp. 37
The Arabs and Western Turksp. 55
The Turgis Alliancep. 84
T'ang China and the Arabsp. 108
The Late Empirep. 143
Epilogue: Tibet and Early Medieval Eurasia Todayp. 173
App. A. On the Degree of Tibetan Dominationp. 197
App. B. On the Western Regions in Old Tibetan Sourcesp. 203
App. C. On the Royal Clan of the Turksp. 206
App. D. On the On oqp. 209
App. E. On Alutar, King of Ferghanap. 211
Afterword (1993)p. 213
Table of Rulersp. 226
Glossaryp. 231
Bibliographical Essayp. 241
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780691024691
ISBN-10: 0691024693
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.92  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: Revised