Author: Sławoj Szynkiewicz
Institution: University of Warsaw
Year of publication: 2019
Source: Show
Pages: 170-195
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ap201908
PDF: ap/22/ap2208.pdf

Central Asian Civilisation

The paper presents a general overview of relations between sections of the region’s population in historical perspective starting from the Bronze Age. The history of Central Asia has been in essence the constant great migration of ideas following the exchange of populace and goods. It is seen as a network of cultural, trade and political exchanges constituting its specific civilisation based on parallel relations that balance partners’ worthiness according to their merit, achievements, usefulness, creative endeavour, and political influence. Imperial neighbours of the region who had not respected cultural parity in variety were at loss in building mutual relationships.

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