By David Durand-Guédy
For almost a millennium, a wide a part of Asia used to be governed via Turkic or Mongol dynasties of nomadic foundation. What was once the perspective of those dynasties in the direction of the numerous towns they managed, a few of which have been of substantial measurement? To what volume did they stay like their topics? How did they evolve? Turko-Mongol Rulers, towns and City-life goals to increase the point of view at the factor of place of rule during this specific context by means of bringing jointly experts in a number of classes, from pre-Chingissid Eurasia to nineteenth-century Iran, and of assorted disciplines (history, archaeology, historical past of art).
Contributors comprise: Michal Biran, David Durand-Guédy, Kurt Franz, Peter Golden, Minoru Inaba, Nobuaki Kondo, Yuri Karev, Tomoko Masuya, Charles Melville, Jürgen Paul and Andrew Peacock
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