The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands: From the Rise of Early Modern Empires to the End of the First World War

This book, by University Professor Alfred J. Rieber of the Department of History, explores the Eurasian borderlands as contested 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts. Analyzing the struggles of Habsburg, Russian, Ottoman, Iranian and Qing empires, Rieber surveys the period from the rise of the great multicultural, conquest empires in the late medieval/early modern period to their collapse in the early 20th century.