Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity (PDF) affords an built-in image of Rome, China, Iran, and the Steppes throughout a formative interval of world historical past. In the half millennium between 250 and 750 CE, settled empires underwent deep structural adjustments, whereas numerous nomadic peoples of the steppes (Huns, Avars, Turks, and others) skilled important interactions and actions that modified their societies, cultures, and economies. This was a transformational period, a time when Roman, Persian, and Chinese monarchs have been mutually conscious of court docket practices, and when Christians and Buddhists criss-crossed the Eurasian lands along with retailers and armies. It was a time of better circulation of concepts in addition to materials items. This quantity supplies a conceptual body for finding these developments in the identical area and time. Without arguing for uniformity, it illuminates the interconnections and networks that tied numerous native cultural expressions to far-reaching inter-regional ones.