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Russia and Asia: Nomadic and Oriental Traditions in Russian History (Odyssey Passport) [Paperback]

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A new approach to the study of Russian history.

Traditionally the history of Russia has been interpreted from the European standpoint, and has more often than not been based on European sources and methods. However, Edgar Knobloch takes a completely new and unconventional scholarly approach to the history of Russia. Using economic and legal analyses, archeology and the history of art, as well as analogies with other countries and cultures, he charts the influence and traditions of the Eastern civilizations in Russian history—an element of exceptional importance that, until now, has been largely neglected by historians. This new treatment, which takes into full account the effect of Persian, Turkish, Byzantine and nomadic influences—rather than just the European—enables the author to elucidate and explain many controversial events and to draft a continuous line of development from the earliest past right down to our own times. 30 maps and diagrams.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Odyssey
Pages   475
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   1.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Odyssey
ISBN  9622177859  
ISBN13  9789622177857  

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More About Edgar Knobloch

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Edgar Knobloch is uniquely qualified for this work. A graduate in Law and Economics, he has studied the History of the Middle East and Arabic, speaks fluent Russian, dabbled in Turkish and Persian and in more than 30 journeys has visited all Middle Eastern countries from the Yemen to Xinjiang, as well as Russia. His works include, among others, "The Art of Central Asia, Beyond the Oxus, Monuments of Central Asia", and "Archaeology and Art of Afghanistan". He has also made translations of several medieval travelogues, including those of Carpini, Rubruck, and Clavijo. He lives in France.

Edgar Knobloch has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Berkeley.

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