The Mongol Empire and Its Legacy

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Reuven Amitai, David Orrin Morgan
BRILL, 1999 - History - 361 pages
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The Mongol empire was founded early in the 13th century by Chinggis Khan and within the span of two generations embraced most of Asia, becoming the largest land-based state in history. The united empire lasted only until around 1260, but the major successor states continued on in the Middle East, present day Russia, Central Asia and China for generations, leaving a lasting impact - much of which was far from negative - on these areas and their peoples. The papers in this volume present new perspectives on the establishment of the Mongol empire, Mongol rule in the eastern Islamic world, Central Asia and China, and the legacy of this rule. The various authors approach these subjects from the view of political, military, social, cultural and intellectual history. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
 

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Contents

Early History of the Mongol Empire
5
The Making of the Mongol States
12
The Mongols in the Middle East
39
Mongol Imperial Ideology and the Ilkhanid War against
57
Rumour
73
The Athar wa ahya of Rashrd alDin Fadl Allah Hamadani
126
Ilkhanid Fact or Timurid
155
The Mongols in China and the Far East
200
Qubilai Qaan and Phagspa bLama
240
The Legacy of the Mongol Empire
260
Some Comments on the Consequences of the Decline
273
The Legacy
290
The Legitimacy of Khanship among trie Oyirad Kalmyk
319
The Vicissitudes of Mongolian Historiography in
332
Index
347
Copyright

Notes on Shamans Fortunetellers and YinYang Practitioners
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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."

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