A Brief History of Khubilai Khan

A Brief History of Khubilai Khan

by Jonathan Clements

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A Brief History of Khubilai Khan by Jonathan Clements

His grandfather was the bloodthirsty Mongol leader Genghis Khan, his mother a Christian princess. Groomed from childhood for a position of authority, Khubilai snatched the position of Great Khan, becoming the overlord of a Mongol federation that stretched from the Balkans to the Korean coastline. His armies conquered the Asian kingdom of Dali and brought down the last defenders of imperial China.

Khubilai Khan presided over a glorious Asian renaissance, attracting emissaries from all across the continent, and opening his civil service to 'men with coloured eyes' - administrators from the far west. His life and times encompassed the legends of Prester John, the pinnacle of the samurai (and, indeed, the Mongols), and the travels of Marco Polo.

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ISBN-13: 9781472136541
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 05/21/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of Empress Wu, Admiral Togo, the statesman Prince Saionji and Coxinga, the Japanese-born 'pirate king'. He divides his time between London, England and Jyväskylä, Finland, and his website is
www.muramasaindustries.com.

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