Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan

Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan

by Linda Komaroff
     
 

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This publication offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan’s disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake. The issues considered concern art, governance, diplomacy, commerce, court

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This publication offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan’s disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake. The issues considered concern art, governance, diplomacy, commerce, court life, and urban culture in the Mongol world empire as originally presented at a 2003 symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and now distilled in this volume. This collection of 23 papers by many of the main authorities in the field demonstrates both the scope and the depth of the current state of Mongol-related studies and will undoubtedly inspire and provoke further research. The text is profusely illustrated by 27 color and 110 black-and-white illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…this is a highly important collection which stresses the significance and fertility of cultural transmission in Mongol Eurasia and particularly its expressions in western Asia.”
Michal Biran in MESA Bulletin 41.2 (2007), 204-205.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004243408
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Komaroff, Ph.D. (1984) the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, is curator of Islamic art and department head, Art of the Middle East, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her publications and scholarly interests have focused primarily on the Iranian world. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003), whose related symposium provided the occasion for this book.

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