The Mongols / Edition 2

The Mongols / Edition 2

by David Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405135395

ISBN-13: 9781405135399

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135399
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Peoples of Europe Series, #12
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
477,266
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.52(d)

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.

1. The Study of Mongol History.

The Secret History of the Mongols.

Chinese Sources.

Persian Sources.

European Sources.

Modern Studies.

2. Nomads of the Steppe: Asia before Chingiz Khān.

Steppe Society.

Mongol Religious Beliefs.

The Mongols’ Steppe Predecessors.

Asia at the Beginning of the Thirteenth Century.

3. Chingiz Khān and the Founding of the Mongol Empire.

Chingiz Khān’s Rise to Power.

Chingiz Khān’s Campaigns of Conquest.

The Effects of the Mongol Conquests.

4. Nature and Institutions of the Mongol Empire.

The Mongol Army.

Law.

Taxation.

Communications.

The Mongol Approach to Government.

5. The Mongols in China.

Chingiz Khān’s Successors.

The Reign of Qubilai.

The Mongols and Buddhism.

Mongol Rule in China.

The Decline of Yüan Power.

6. 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.

Hülegü’s Expedition.

The Īlkhāns of Persia.

Ghazan and Reform.

The Last Īlkhāns.

7. The Mongols and Europe.

Europe and Asia.

The First Direct Contacts.

The Īlkhāns and Western Christendom.

Eastern Images of Europe.

The Mongol Legacy.

8. What Became of the Mongols?.

9. The Mongol Empire since 1985.

Sources.

Studies.

References.

Supplementary Bibliography.

Chronology of Events.

Dynastic Tables.

The Great Khāns.

Yüan Emperors of China.

Khāns of the Golden Horde.

Īlkhāns of Persia.

Index

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