Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest (HA)

Subject associations
EAS 280 / HIS 279
Fall 2022
Registrar description

In telling histories of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, various groups of nomadic people often loomed large in the background and served as the foil to the travail of their sedentary neighbors. In this course we put the nomadic peoples of Inner Asia front and center, and ask how the nomadic way of life and mode of state building served as agents of change in pre-modern Eurasia.