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Unformatted text preview: Nomadic Empires & Eurasian Integration Nomadic societies in central Asian developed by adapting to the ecological conditions of arid lands. There are barely any large rivers so irrigation systems animals survive on grasses & shrubs. They even prepared an alcoholic drink from animal products by fermenting mares milk into a potent concoction known as kumiss. Nomadic society generated 2 social classes: nobles & commoners. Nomads did long distance trade networks because their mobility and their familiarity with large regions of central Asia. Nobility was a good class, leaders passed noble status along to their heirs but they could lose the part if they didnt continue to provide good leadership for their clans and tribes. The earliest religion of the Turkish peoples revolved around shamans, this had to do with supernatural powers talking with the gods and nature spirits. Soon Turks were converting to Buddhism Expansion occurred cause when nomadic leaders organized vast confederations of peoples all subject at...
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- Spring '11