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Author Harl, Kenneth W.

Title The Barbarian empires of the steppes [(DVD) videorecording] / Kenneth W. Harl.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  950.2 HAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The great courses. History, Civilization & culture
Great courses (DVD). Ancient history.
System Details DVD.
Note Title from container.
The accompanying course guidebook includes a glossary, biographical notes, and a bibliography.
36 lectures (30 min. each) on 6 videodiscs.
Contents disc 1. Steppes and peoples -- The rise of the Steppe nomads -- Early nomads and China -- The Han emperors and Xiongnu at war -- Scythians, Greeks, and Persians-- The Parthians -- disc 2. Kushans, Sacae, and the silk road -- Rome and the Sarmatians -- Trade across the Tarim Basin -- Buddhism, Manichaeism and Christianity -- Rome and the Huns -- Attila the Hun--scourge of God -- disc 3. Sassanid Shahs and the Hephthalites -- The Turks--transformation of the Steppes -- Turkmen Khagans and Tang emperors -- Avars, Bulgars and Constantinople -- Khazar Khagans -- Pechenegs, Magyars, and Cumans -- disc 4. Islam and the Caliphate -- The clash between Turks and the Caliphate -- Muslim merchants and mystics in Central Asia -- The rise of the Seljuk Turks -- Turks in Anatolia and India -- The sultans of Rum -- disc 5. The sultans of Delhi -- Manchurian warlords and song emperors -- The Mongols -- Conquests of Genghis Khan -- Mongol invasion of the Islamic world -- disc 6. Conquest of Song China -- Pax Mongolica and cultural exchange -- Conversion and assimilation -- Tamerlane, Prince of destruction -- Babur and Mughal India -- Legacy of the Steppes.
Performer Kenneth W. Harl, lecturer.
Summary Thirty-six 30 minute lectures describe the history of Central Asia up into the fifteenth century.
Subject Asia, Central -- Civilization -- Videodiscs.
Mongols -- Videodiscs.
Manchuria (China) -- Videodiscs.
China -- History -- Videodiscs.
Steppes -- Asia -- Videodiscs.
Genre Filmed lectures.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781629970349
Music No. 3830 Teaching Co.
PD3830A Teaching Company
ID3830A Teaching Company
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