Хорезм: история открытий и исследований
The book is based on unique materials from the archive of the Institute. Ethnology and Anthropology named N.N. Maclay RAS, collected by Russian scientists during the work of the Khorezm Expedition, which worked from 1937 to 1997 This album includes materials of works from 1937-1959: photographs, drawings, drawings, excerpts from field diaries, reports, memories of participants.Section 1 of the book-album provides information on the history of discovery and research. archaeological sites of ancient Khorezm. Detailed coverage of the initial Expedition stage - discovery of the Khorezm oasis, archaeological work on key monuments of Toprak-Kala, Koy-Krylgan-Kala, Janbas-Kala, Ustyurt Plateau. Section 2 contains information on the ethnographic work of ethnographic groups. in Karakalpakstan in the 40s-50s. and illustrative ethnographic materials. The publication is intended for a wide range of readers, experts related disciplines, teachers and students.
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Extended review of Ludomir R. Lozny, Prestate Societies of the North Central European Plains, 600 – 900 CE. New York: Springer 2013. Validity of the author's concepts and conclusions based on archaeological evidence is tested from the position of social anthropology.
Comparison of the attitudes towards migration in German, British, American, Soviet and South African archaeological publications. The article suggests that recent attitudes in the interpretation of archaeological evidence for or against migration strongly depend on the past historical experiences of the respective countries, and on respective government policies concerning immigration and nationalisation. With comments from specialists invited by the journal editors, and reply from the author.
The book is the collection of papers on history, archaeology and art critics of North-West Russia and Baltic area.
The book describes field research (archaeological anthropological, etc.) conducted in different years with financial support of the Russian Humanitairan Foundation.
The book describes bricks stamped with Aramaic and/or figural impressions from Babylon of the sixth century B.C. The book under review is not only a catalogue of bricks with Aramaic impressions and figurative stamps. The authors analyze catalogued items from several viewpoints, among which the most important are the following: 1) paleography and the significance of these documents for the history of Aramaic writing; 2) interpretation of the images found on Neo-Babylonian bricks; 3) onomastics and its bearing on the ethno-linguistic situation in Babylon during several decades of the sixth century B.C. The book of B. Sass and J. Marzahn provides sufficient comparative material for the sixth century Aramaic writing to help solving problems of dating some Aramaic texts.
The political history of Khwarezm at the turn of the 13th century is associated with two outstanding representatives of the Anushteginid dynasty, Khwarezm Shahs Ala ad-Din Tekish and Ala al-Din, who brought the state to become one of the largest and most powerful countries in the Islamic East. The expansion and strengthening of the state entity begins already in 1157, following the death of Seljuq Sultan Sanjar (1118–1157) [11, pp. 153; 10, pp. 32–33], when Khwarezmian rulers become actually independent. The reign of Khwarezm Shah Abu-lFath Il Arslan (1156–1172) was marked by their joining the struggle over the Seljuqid legacy. It is beyond doubt that Khwarezm had numerous rivals, who did their best to take advantage of the power vacuum, trying to expand their territories as far as possible and thus succeed the Seljuq rulers. In spite of Khwarezm's military success in Khorasan, Gorgan, Dihistan, and the Persian Iraq, the Kara Khitan people and regional rulers of Transoxiana dependent on them became the most important opponents of Il Arslan [10, pp. 35; 9, p. 398]. It should be noted that Khwarezm Shah Il Arslan allied with Karluk tribes [34, p. 131] or, according to later sources, the Kipchaks [83, vol. 1, p. 239] in order to enhance his military power and confront the enemy. The former variant appears more plausible. It is more important, however, that Turkic nomads were crucial to the Khwarezmian military apparatus already during Il Arslan's rule. Please mind that Khwarezm's military alliance with Turkic tribes was to become very typical during the reign of his descendants, which practice is described in detail below.
This slim book is rich in content and ideas. Thanks to good forethought and logical consistency of presentation and argumentation the author managed to represent on less than a hundred pages a wide conceptually grounded panorama of the socio-political transformations on the spaces of present-day North-East Germany and North-West Poland. Abundant archaeological evidence is mainly compressed in comprehensive tables and expressed in graphic figures accompanied by brief but pithy summarizing comments in Chapters 2 and 3. The conceptual framework for the data analysis is defined explicitly in the introductory Chapter 1 and serves as a tool for clear generalizations in the closing Chapter 4 and guidelines for future research in Conclusions.