The Karakhanids and early Islam

@inproceedings{Golden1990TheKA,
  title={The Karakhanids and early Islam},
  author={P. Golden},
  year={1990}
}
It has been suggested, with some justice, that a limes system separating steppe from sown, barbarian from cultivated, urban society, spanned Eurasia. This system of fortifications and natural barriers, however, was not impenetrable. When the societies sheltered by these walls were strong, incursions from the nomadic world beyond were repulsed or contained. When their defences proved inadequate, sedentary societies either had to tame the “barbarian” by converting him to their culture or be… Expand
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