The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century, Volume 3

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Brill, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 226 pages
Volume Three of Igor de Rachewiltz's annotated translation of the Secret History of the Mongols (Brill 2004, 2006), now regarded as the standard English version of this epic biography of Činggis Qan, is both a complement and a supplement to the first two volumes. On the one hand it revises and updates the work to the end of 2012, and on the other it introduces new interpretations and ideas about both the identity of its anonymous author and the date of its composition. It is, therefore, an indispensable companion volume for all readers and users of the earliest Mongolian literary production which contains, in the words of Arthur Waley, 'some of the most vivid primitive literature that exists anywhere in the world.' The Secret History of the Mongols has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).

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Igor De Rachewiltz, Ph.D. (1961), Australian National University, is Adjunct Professor and Research Associate in the School of Culture, History and Language of that university. A leading authority on the mediaeval Mongols and the Yuan Dynasty of China he is the author of numerous publications on Sino-Mongolistics, his major work being the annotated translation of the famous 13th century epic chronicle known as the Secret History of the Mongols (Brill, 2004, 2006).

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