Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia

Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia

by Thomas T. Allsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521803357

ISBN-13: 9780521803359

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thomas Allsen is one of the foremost historians of the Mongol empire. His latest book breaks new scholarly boundaries in its exploration of cultural and scientific exchanges between Iran and China. Contrary to popular belief, Mongol rulers were intensely interested in the culture of their sedentary subjects. Under their auspices, various commodities, ideologies and

Overview

Thomas Allsen is one of the foremost historians of the Mongol empire. His latest book breaks new scholarly boundaries in its exploration of cultural and scientific exchanges between Iran and China. Contrary to popular belief, Mongol rulers were intensely interested in the culture of their sedentary subjects. Under their auspices, various commodities, ideologies and technologies were disseminated across Eurasia. The result was a lively exchange of scientists, scholars and ritual specialists between East and West. The book is broad-ranging and erudite and promises to become a classic in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803359
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Before the Mongols; Part II. Political-Economic Relations: 3. Formation of the Il-qans, 1251–65; 4. Grand Qans and Il-qans, 1265–95; 5. Continuity and change under Ghazan, 1295–1304; 6. Sultans and Grand Qans, 1304–35; 7. Economic ties; 8. Overview of the relationship; Part III. Intermediaries: 9. Marco Polo and Po-lo; 10. Qubilai and Bolad Aqa; 11. Rashid al-Din and Pulad chinksank; Part IV. Cultural Exchange: 12. Historiography; 13. Geography and cartography; 14. Agriculture; 15. Cuisine; 16. Medicine; 17. Astronomy; 18. Printing; Part V. Analysis and Conclusions: 19. Models and methods; 20. Agency; 21. Filtering; 22. Summation.

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