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Nomadic Society

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Nomadic economy and society
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Nomadic Society
  1. SOCIAL
    1. Fluid Class structure
      1. nobles
        1. commoners
          1. autonomous clans / tribes
        2. POLITICAL
          1. military organization
            1. Ruled by "KHAN"
              1. confederation of individual tribes
                1. powerful cavalry
              2. INTERACTION W/ ENVIRONMENT
                1. central Asia's steppes --> good fore grazing
                  1. Peoples = nomadic herders
                    1. migratory cycles; live mostly on animal product
                      1. need to trade for other goods
                2. CULTURE
                  1. Religion
                    1. shamanism
                      1. Buddhism
                        1. Nestorian Christianity
                          1. by 10th cent. Islam
                        2. ECONOMY
                          1. nomads trade w/settled peoples for goods
                            1. Caravan trade
                              1. Produced: limited amounts of millet, pottery, leather goods, iron
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