Nomadism, Evolution and World-Systems: Pastoral Societies in Theories of Historical Development

Nikolay N. Kradin

Abstract


This article discusses the problem of categorizing the polities and social formations of steppe pastoral nomads in Central Asia in comparative and civilizational perspective and placing complex pastoral society within a general scheme of cultural evolution. It also discusses the role that these societies played in the emergence of a larger Eurasian world-system.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2002.266

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