The Mongols / Edition 2

The Mongols / Edition 2

by David Morgan
     
 

The Mongol Empire was the largest continuous land empire known to history, its violent creation the major political event of the thirteenth century world. Yet little is known the history of Christendom's most formidable eastern neighbour.

In this classic history, David Morgan explains how the vast Mongolian Empire was organized and governed, examining the

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The Mongol Empire was the largest continuous land empire known to history, its violent creation the major political event of the thirteenth century world. Yet little is known the history of Christendom's most formidable eastern neighbour.

In this classic history, David Morgan explains how the vast Mongolian Empire was organized and governed, examining the religious and political character of the steppe nomadic society. He assesses the astonishing military career of Chingiz (Genghis) Khan, considers the nature of Mongol imperial government, and the effects of Mongol campaigns on the countries and peoples they conquered in China, Russia, Persia and Europe. His narrative extends to the collapse of the Empire and the formation of a People’s Republic as a Russian satellite state.

For this second edition, the author provides a new epilogue assessing the contribution of recent scholarship to our understanding of the Mongols' history, and updating his own interpretations in light of those advances. This new chapter, together with an updated bibliography, will refresh the book for a new generation of readers.

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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:
393,166
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowlegements.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. The Study of Mongol History.

2. Nomads of the Steppe.

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

4. Nature and the Institutions of the Mongol Empire.

5. The Mongols in China.

6. Expansion to the West: the Mongols in Russia and Persia.

7. The Mongols and Europe.

8. What Became of the Mongols?.

References.

Chronology of Events.

Dynastic Tables.

Index.

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