Inner Eurasia as a unit of world history

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Abstract

Inner Eurasia includes the lands dominated by the former Soviet Union, as well as Mongolia and parts of Xinjiang. These make up the heartland of the Eurasian continent. Inner Eurasia is a coherent unit of world history, for its societies faced ecological and military problems different from those of the rest of Eurasia and responded by evolving distinctive lifeways. Five dominant lifeways are described here, which have shaped the history of the entire region from prehistory to the present. Inner Eurasia is losing its distinctive features in the contemporary era. -Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-211
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of World History
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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