The Mongol Empire and Its Legacy

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The Mongol Empire was founded by Chinggis Khan in the early thirteenth century. Within the span of two generations it embraced most of Asia. It left a lasting impact on this area and its people, which was often far from negative! The volume offers fresh perspectives on the Mongol Empire and its legacy. Various authors approach the matter from a variety of views, including political, military, social, cultural and intellectual. In doing so, they shed a new light on the Mongol Empire. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.


List of Maps and Figure List of Abbreviations Notes on Dates and Transliterations List of Contributors Introduction Early History of the Mongol Empire What the Partridge Told the Eagle: A Neglected Arabic Source on Chinggis Khan and the Early History of the Mongols, Robert G. Irwin From Ulus to Khanate: The Making of the Mongol States, c. 1220-c. 1290, Peter Jackson The Mongols in the Middle East Mongol Nomadism and Middle Eastern Geography: Qishlaqs and Tumens, John Masson Smith, Jr. Mongol Imperial Ideology and the Ilkhanid War against the Mamluks, Reuven Amitai-Preiss The Ilkhan Oljeitu's Conquest of Gilan (1307): Rumour and Reality, Charles Melville The Athar wa ahya' of Rashid al-Din Fadl Allah Hamadani and His Contribution as an Agronomist, Arboriculturist and Horticulturist, A.K.S. Lambton The Letters of Rashid al-Din: Ilkhanid Fact or Timurid Fiction? A.H. Morton The Mongols in China and the Far East Mongol Empire and Turkicization: The Evidence of Food and Foodways, Paul D. Buell Notes on Shamans, Fortune-tellers and Yin-Yang Practitioners and Civil Administration in Yuan China, Elizabeth Endicott-West Qubilai Qa'an and 'Phags-pa bLa-ma, Sh. Bira Qubilai Qa'an and the Historians: Some Remarks on the Position of the Great Khan in Pre-modern Chinese Historiography, T.H. Barrett The Legacy of the Mongol Empire China as a Successor State to the Mongol Empire, Hidehiro Okada Some Comments on the Consequences of the Decline of the Mongol Empire on the Social Development of the Mongols, Udo B. Barkmann How Mongol were the Early Ottomans? Rudi Paul Lindner The Early History of the Moghul Nomads: The Legacy of the Chaghatai Khanate, Hodong Kim The Legitimacy of Khanship among the Oyirad (Kalmyk) Tribes in Relation to the Chinggisid Principle, Junko Miyawaki The Vicissitudes of Mongolian Historiography in the Twentieth Century, Thomas N. Haining Index


Reuven Amitai-Preiss, Ph.D. (1990) in Middle Eastern History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Senior Lecturer in medieval Islamic history at the Hebrew University, and author of Mongols and Mamluks: The Mamluk-Ilkhanid War (Cambridge, 1995). David Orrin Morgan, Ph.D. (1977) in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, is Reader in the History of the Middle East at the University of London. He has written The Mongols (London, 1986) and Medieval Persia (London, 1988), and is editor of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.


From reviews of the hardcover edition: '"Scholars fascinated with Chinggis Khan and the Eurasian steppe will not be disappointed."' Charles C. Kolb, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington DC 20506, "Religious Studies Review", 1999. '"The book is a must-read for the specialist and worth a close look by generalists. Recommended."' "Word Trade", 1999. '"The volume is a welcome and useful addition to the growing body of modern studies on the Mongol empire, offering fresh perspectives and shedding new light on some old problems."' Peter B. Golden (Rutgers University), "The International History Review", 2000.
EAN: 9789004119468
ISBN: 9004119469
Untertitel: 'Brill's Scholars' List'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 364 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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