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Barcode31662001709633
LocationWinamac
TitleNomads : the wanderers who shaped our world / Anthony Sattin ; with illustrations by Sylvie Franquet. First American edition. Ed
AuthorSattin, Anthony, author.
Call No305.9 SAT
CollectionAdult 300-399
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International Standard Book Number 9781324035459 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 1324035455 hardcover
Personal Name Sattin, Anthony, author.
Title Statement Nomads : the wanderers who shaped our world / Anthony Sattin ; with illustrations by Sylvie Franquet.
Edition Statement First American edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2022.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2022.
Physical Description 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-339) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Map 1: The Balancing Act: Eurasia to 453 CE -- Map 2: The Imperial Act: From the Rise of the Arabs to the Fall of the Mongols -- In the Zagros Mountains, Iran -- Part 1. The Balancing Act -- Part 2. The Imperial Act -- Part 3. The Act of Recovery.
Summary, Etc. "The remarkable story of how nomads have fostered and refreshed civilization throughout our history. Moving across millennia, Nomads explores the transformative and often bloody relationship between settled and mobile societies. Often overlooked in history, the story of the umbilical connections between these two very different ways of living presents a radical new view of human civilization. From the Neolithic revolution to the twenty-first century via the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the great nomadic empires of the Arabs and Mongols, the Mughals and the development of the Silk Road, nomads have been a perpetual counterbalance to the empires created by the power of human cities. Exploring the evolutionary biology and psychology of restlessness that makes us human, Anthony Sattin's sweeping history charts the power of nomadism from before the Bible to its decline in the present day. Connecting us to mythology and the records of antiquity, Nomads explains why we leave home, and why we like to return again. This is the history of civilization as told through its outsiders"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Civilization History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nomads.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nomads History.
Added Entry, Personal Name Franquet, Sylvie, illustrator.
Location 305.9 SAT 31662001709633

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