The Mongols

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2007-06-25
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The revised second edition of this highly praised introduction to the Mongol Empire takes account of recent scholarship in the field. Provides an overview of the government, religion, and politics of the Mongolian Empire Considers the effects of Mongol military campaigns on other countries and peoples in China, Russia, Persia and Europe Assesses the astonishing military career of Chingiz (Genghis) Khan Now includes a new epilogue assessing the contribution of recent scholarship to our understanding of the Mongols' history Well-illustrated by maps and photographs throughout

Author Biography

David Morgan is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was previously Reader in the History of the Middle East at SOAS, London.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Maps
Introduction
The Study of Mongol History
The Secret History of the Mongols
Chinese Sources
Persian Sources
European Sources
Modern Studies
Nomads of the Steppe: Asia before Chingiz Khan
Steppe Society
Mongol Religious Beliefs
The Mongols' Steppe Predecessors
Asia at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Century
Chingiz KhA?n and the Founding of the Mongol Empire
Chingiz KhA?n's Rise to Power
Chingiz KhA?n's Campaigns of Conquest
The Effects of the Mongol Conquests
Nature and Institutions of the Mongol Empire
The Mongol Army
Law
Taxation
Communications
The Mongol Approach to Government
The Mongols in China
Chingiz KhA?n's Successors
The Reign of Qubilai
The Mongols and Buddhism
Mongol Rule in China
The Decline of Y8an Power
Expansion to the West: The Mongols in Russia and Persia
The Invasion of Russia and Eastern Europe
The Golden Horde
The Mongols and the Middle East
Hulegu's Expedition
The Ilkhans of Persia
Ghazan and Reform
The Last A?lkhA?ns
The Mongols and Europe
Europe and Asia
The First Direct Contacts
The Ilkhans and Western Christendom
Eastern Images of Europe
The Mongol Legacy
What Became of the Mongols?
The Mongol Empire since 1985
Sources
Studies
References
Supplementary Bibliography
Chronology of Events
Dynastic Tables
The Great Khans
Y8an Emperors of China
Khans of the Golden Horde
Ilkhans of Persia
Index
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