Migration and Settlement of the Yuezhi-Kushan: Interaction and Interdependence of Nomadic and Sedentary Societies

  title={Migration and Settlement of the Yuezhi-Kushan: Interaction and Interdependence of Nomadic and Sedentary Societies},
  author={Xinru Liu},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={261 - 292}
  • Xinru Liu
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • History
  • Journal of World History
O ur general image of ancient civilizations is formed by the great agricultural empires of Eurasia. Nomadic pastoralists are most often regarded as predators to the sedentary-agricultural societies. Histories of many modern countries, however, not only retain signs of conflicts with the encroaching nomads, but also of “barbarian” impact on their culture. The interactions and interdependence between nomads and agriculturalists is an important topic of world history. Our knowledge of the… 
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