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Ecology and Empire: Nomads in the Cultural Evolution of the Old World (Ethnographics Monographs)

Seaman, Gary

ISBN 10: 1878986007 / ISBN 13: 9781878986009
Published by Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Ethnographics Pr, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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1stedn; 8vo softcover illustrated wraps, UNREAD: viii+247pp, bw figs, illus. TOC: Volume 1 of 4 volumes compiled in conjunction with one of the last major museum exhibitions on eurasian nomads organized under the auspices of the Soviet Union. Academic articles by American and Soviet scholars presented at a series of symposia held in the USA in 1989. TOC: Part 1: The Steppe and the Sown 1. Richard Feynman and the Tuva Adventure by Ralph Leighton; 2. Chokan Valikhanov: Explorer of the Nineteenth Century Asian Nomadic Peoples by Ramazan. B. Sulejmenov; 3. An Ecological History of Central Asian Nomadism by Rhoads Murphy; 4. The Ecology of the Ancient Nomads of Soviet Central Asia and Kazakhstan by Boris A. Litvinskii; 5. One of the Paths of the Origins of Nomadism by Sevyan. I. Vainstein; 6. The Decline of the Silk Road Trade by Morris Rossabi; Part 2: Steppe and Nomadic Cultures of Central Asia 7. Main tendencies in the development of hunting in ancient and traditional nomadic societies. by Leonid B. Ermolov; 8. The System of Nourishment Among the Eurasian Nomads: The Kazakh Example by Nurila Z. Shakanova; Part 3: Interactions of Steppe and Sown 9. Some Problems of Male Social Organizations among the Tadjiks. by Rachmad Rahimov; 10. The Social Functions of Traditional Hunting with Game Birds in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. by Georgii N. Simakov; 11. Central Asian Concepts of Rule on the Steppe and Sown by Richard Frye; 12. Dunhuang as a Funnel for Central Asian Nomads into China by Victor H. Mair; 13. The Emperor of the Dark Heavens and Wudang Mountain: the Han River Gateway into China by Gary Seaman; 14. The Nomadic Peoples of China Along the Great Wall by Kui Bai and Rui Gao; 15. Folk Cultures of Inner Mongolia and their Preservation by Hao Wen; 16. Contemporary Khanates: Compromises Adopted by Kazakh and Kirghiz Leaders by Andre Singer. Bookseller Inventory # ethn00006

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Title: Ecology and Empire: Nomads in the Cultural ...

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Ethnographics Pr

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book is the first published volume of the proceedings of the academic symposia held in conjunction with the museum exhibition entitled "Nomads: Masters of the Eurasian Steppe," jointly organized by the Institute of Ethnography, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. The exhibition was mounted in 1989 at three American museums: the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the Denver Museum of Natural History, and the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The late Professor Richard Feynman inspired and deeply influenced the exhibition and its research and papers and this book is dedicated to him.

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