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Intellectual Discourse and Global Connectivity in the Early Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description In the early medieval period, like in any other period of human history, ideas travelled wherever people travelled. The early Middle Ages are here defined as the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries, and since...

Late Antique and Medieval Nubia: ca. 500–1500

George Hatke

George Hatke is Senior Lecturer in Ancient South Arabian History and Semitic Languages at the University of Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description Nubia is a region stretching along the Middle Nile Valley from Aswān in southern Egypt into northern Sudan. This portion of the Nile Valley is interrupted by no fewer than six cataracts, rapids caused by rocky outcrops...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Heather McKillop

Heather McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor at Louisiana State University in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador...

Late Antique and Medieval Ethiopia: 300–1500

George Hatke

George Hatke is Senior Lecturer in Ancient South Arabian History and Semitic Languages at the University of Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

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...Theme Description Located at the southern end of the Red Sea and within easy reach of the Arabian Peninsula, Ethiopia has linked Africa and Arabia for millennia. With the development of Mediterranean maritime trade with the Indian Ocean...

Medieval Japan, 1100–1600

William Wayne Farris

William Wayne Farris is Sen Distinguished Professor of Traditional Japanese History and Culture, Emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

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...Theme Description Japan is an archipelago pressed between the world’s largest continent (Asia) and its biggest ocean (the Pacific). It consists of hundreds of islands lying between 45 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees south...

Inner Asia in the Sixth–Ninth Centuries

Michael R. Drompp

Michael R. Drompp is Professor of History at Rhodes College, TN, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The vast expanse of Inner Asia includes several ecological zones; of these, only the steppe—a broad grassland “belt” stretching across Eurasia from Manchuria in the east to Hungary in the west—has been productive in terms...

Tang China (618–907)

Tineke D’Haeseleer

Tineke D’Haeseleer is Assistant Professor of History at Muhlenberg College, PA, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

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...Theme Description The Tang dynasty was founded in 618 and lasted until 907. The territory under its control waxed and waned, but it covered much of modern mainland China. Not included were the area northeast of modern Beijing, the provinces...

Oceania 500–1000

Glenn R. Summerhayes

Glenn R. Summerhayes is Chair in Anthropology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

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...Theme Description The Pacific occupies a third of the earth’s surface, yet is one of the last areas to be colonized by our species. Although the western Pacific was occupied by at least 50,000 years ago, Remote Oceania beyond the Solomon...

Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Medieval Research/Division for Byzantine Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... within the wider field of migration studies in a global perspective. Erik Hovden , Christina Lutter , and Walter Pohl ,...

The Korean Kingdom of Silla (ca. 300–935)

Richard D. McBride

Richard D. McBride is Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Theme Description The kingdom of Silla (traditional dates, 57 BCE–935 CE), centred on present-day Kyŏngju in southeastern Korea, gradually expanded to control most of the Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River. Silla...