Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

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William W. Fitzhugh, Morris Rossabi, William Honeychurch
Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with Odyssey Books & Maps, 2013 - History - 317 pages
This is a heavily illustrated, beautifully produced and accessible scholarly treatment of Mongol history for the wider public, offering a comprehensive view from pre-historic times to the modern age. The book is a concise, rich text, with contributions from archaeology to biological anthropology. Presented in five parts - Before Genghis, lands and peoples of Mongolia; Genghis Times; Mongolian Western Empire; Kublai Khan and Yuan China; concluding with Genghis' Legacy, the decline of the Yuan dynasty to the present day. Findings from excavations and extensive evidence of handicraft production and metalwork illustrate the book. The clear prose, beautiful design, and wide-ranging illustrations will fascinate general readers as well as scholars. The book has contributions from forty leading scholars and is published in collaboration with The Smithsonian Institution and the Mongolian Preservation Foundation.

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WILLIAM FITZHUGH, the director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution, is an anthropologist specialising in circumpolar archaeology, residing in Washington, DC.

Morris Rossabi is a historian of China and Central Asia. He is the Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Inner Asian History; and Distinguished Professor of History, Queens College, The City University of New York.

William Honeychurch is an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University.

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