By Richard J. A. Talbert
Ancient views encompasses an enormous arc of area and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the 3rd millennium BCE to the 5th century CE—to discover mapmaking and worldviews within the old civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each one society, maps served as serious monetary, political, and private instruments, yet there has been little consistency in how and why they have been made. very similar to at the present time, maps in antiquity intended very various things to assorted people.
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Hadaq grouping [Xalac] III. atax grouping [Yaqut] IV. adaq [Tuva, together with the Qaragas dialect] V. azaq grouping : 1. i:azù [Xakas] 2. CiZll [Middle Currm, Mrass, Ta5tip, Matur and Upper Tom dialects] 3. yasil (Y ellow Uygur) VI. taghg grouping [Northem Altay dialects, Lower Culrm, Kondom, Lower Tom dialects] VII. tûlu grouping [Southern Altay dialects] VIII. tôlû [Qrrgu:] IX. taghq 1. agu: [Ôzbek] 2. egiz [Modem Uygur] X. tawh grouping: 1. qu5a. sûz [Tatar] TURKIC LANGUAGES 26 b. hüz [BaSkir] 2.
Cf. also Eberhard, Çin'in §Ïmal kolll§ulan, pp. 45ff. CHAPTERONE 27 subject peoples of the Hsiung-nu, spoke sorne kind of Mongolie tongue. The scholarly literature usually refers to this as Proto-Mongolian. Later "Tung-hu" peoples such as the Hsi, Shih-wei and Ch'i-tan (Qitan/Oitaii) also appear to have spoken sorne form of Mongolie, usually termed, again, Proto-Mongolie. The documentation is extremely sparse and the Qitan writing system, based on a Chinese model, is far from fully elucidated. We shall have occasion to return to this subject.
He eschews the migrationist mode! based on the movement of bellicose nomads. 25 Thus, the chronology and geography of these events is by no means certain. , lndo-European unity gradually appears to have come to an end. Clearly, sorne groups moved off earlier than others, later reestablishing contact with sorne groups. It is unclear when and by what route the ancestors of Tokharian, which shows closest linguistic affinities to the Western lndo-European languages, migrated to Eastern Turkistan.
Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome by Richard J. A. Talbert