Turkic migration west, and the Iranic peoples Apr 12, 2014 22:11:42 GMT 3
Post by mirzaagysh on Apr 12, 2014 22:11:42 GMT 3
Often enough when I am reading books and information on the Internet related to the history of Central Asia and how its ethnic and cultural dynamics have worked and changed over the course of history, I find that the supposed clash between the Turkic tribal confederations that were migrating towards the west from what is today Mongolia, and the Iranic nomads and ethnic groups that had lived in the same said area before is often an overlooked subject, and is rarely if ever explored even though in my opinion it's one of the key elements that helped shape the identity of the ethnolinguistic group we today know as the Turkic peoples. We know there was a period of assimilation and perhaps some lesser degree of conflict, but I'd be delighted to hear some more thorough facts related to this process from folks who are more knowledgeable on it than I am. It seems a little bit unreasonable that as soon as the Turkic tribes arrived in the Central Asian region, the Iranic peoples immediately began following the customs of the newcomers, and adopted their language, cultural traits and perhaps appearance.