The results of Adam Smith’s landscape survey in the Tsaghkahovit Plain (the Armenian transcaucases) contain some intriguing medieval sites, in particular the 30 hectare medieval settlement Sahakaberd Settlement 01.
For the eastern side of Soghdia, check out the Silk Road Project (Turfan Survey) hosted by Yale. If only the conference papers were up as pdfs, but theoretically they’re available as photocopies.
“In contrast to the knowledge that keeps man in a passive quietude, Desire dis-quiets him and moves him to action. Born of Desire, action tends to satisfy it, and can do so only by the ‘negation,’ the destruction, or at least the transformation, of the desired object: to satisfy, for example, the food must be destroyed or, in any case, transformed. Thus, all action is ‘negating.'”
Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel