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By Edward Den Ross

Initially released in 1899, the center of Asia is a definitive heritage of critical Asia from pre-history to the modern machinations of the Russian empire. The e-book is effective not just due to the caliber of the ancient paintings at the early interval, but in addition as a result of particular photograph that it supplies of up to date perspectives at the power for Anglo-Russian clash, at a time while the Russian Empire used to be Britain's closest rival for Asian hegemony.Scholars of recent Russia and critical Asia will locate a lot that echoes, and certainly drives, newer occasions. contains 34 illustrations and maps.

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Surnamed Anūshirawān “the Just,” stands forth as the most illustrious figure in the annals of ancient Persia. Chroniclers agree in depicting him as a wise and benevolent ruler, and one who made his prowess reflected in distant regions. His first care was to restore order in a realm which still groaned under the curse of Mazdakism; his next to crush the Ephthalites, whose incursions into his eastern provinces had been as disastrous as those of the Roman legions into Armenia. In the meanwhile the Ephthalites were being threatened from another quarter by the Turks.

64. Drouin’s excellent Mémoire sur les Huns Ephthalites dans leur rapports avec les rois Perses Sassanides, privately printed in Louvain, 1895. D. 402) was charged to Khākān, an ancient title which we now encounter for the first time in history. 3 The huns and the yue-chi 15 of their kings, Tulun by name, who reigned at the beginning of the fifth century, carried his conquest from Corea to the confines of Europe. e. the Ephthalites), and into Europe, under Attila, in 430. On the appearance of the White Huns in the Oxus districts that country had been for five centuries in the possession of the Yué-Chi, or Kushans, as we have seen above, and they occupied the land for upwards of 130 years (425 to 557), during which period they were in close contact with the Sāsānides of Persia.

D. 550. At that period the Turks were divided into two distinct khanates—(i) the Eastern Turks,1 who possessed the vast territory between the Ural and Mongolia; and (2) the Western Turks, or Tu-kiué, who ruled in Central Asia from the Altai to the Jaxartes. About 550 the Khākān of the Turks, whose name was Tumen, being elated with successes he had gained over the Tartars,1 made so bold as to demand in marriage the daughter of the Khākān of the Juen-Juen, Tiu-ping. On receiving an insulting refusal, Tumen at once declared war against the Juen-Juen; at the same time he married the daughter of the Chinese emperor, with whose aid he defeated Tiu-ping.

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