The Making of Turan: The Fall and Transformation of the Iranian East in Late Antiquity

  title={The Making of Turan: The Fall and Transformation of the Iranian East in Late Antiquity},
  author={Richard E. Payne},
  journal={Journal of Late Antiquity},
  pages={4 - 41}
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