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

  • Nikolay N. Kradin Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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.
Published
2002-11-26
How to Cite
Kradin, N. N. (2002). Nomadism, Evolution and World-Systems: Pastoral Societies in Theories of Historical Development. Journal of World-Systems Research, 8(3), 368-388. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2002.266
Section
General Section