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Nomadic Empires
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Basics Long history of relations nomads vs. sedentary societies Examples: Xiongnu vs. Han (China), Huns vs. Roman Empire, Turks vs. Byzantium, Mongols vs. Russia & China
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Turkic Migrations Never migrated as integrated group Reasons for migration: unfavourable conditions for sedentary agriculture in Central Asia, instead: lifestock Nomadic life in „yurts“, food and drinks from animal sources („kumiss“) Aim to establish trade with settled societies, participate in long distance trade networks Social diversification: nobles (military leaders) vs commoners (strong meritocratic element) Religion: Shamanism, also Christian, Buddhist, Muslim influence Rulers: Khans (loose, indirect rule)
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Turkic Expansion From 10th century: early establishment of rulership in Central Asia, expansion towards Persia, India, Anatolia 1055: Saljuqs take power in Abbasid Persia (Sultan Tughril Beg) 1071: Saljuq victory over Byzantium at Manzikert, spread of Islam India: Sultanate of Delhi
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