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Mountains, steppes and empires: approaches to the North Caucasus in the early middle ages

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People in the valleys and foothills north of the Caucasus mountain range have lived on the edge of empires for over five thousand years, while resisting incorporation into any single empire until recently. This thesis examines interactions between the agrarian empires of the Near East, the nomadic empires of the western Eurasian steppe and the highlanders of the North Caucasus (especially, but not exclusively, the Alans) in the eighth to tenth centuries CE. The North Caucasus was a ‘hinter...

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History Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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