Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

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Scarecrow Press, Mar 19, 2003 - History - 432 pages
This Dictionary, the first work of its kind written in English, examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states that continued to dominate Eurasia long after the breakdown of Mongol unity. Divided into three parts, the first section is comprised of six introductory essays devoted to the: o Mongolia from the birth of TemYjin to the establishment of a Mongol Empire in 1206 o The Mongol Empire, 1206-1260 o The successor qanate of China o Mongol Iran o Ca'adai qanate of Turkistan o Golden Horde The second section contains 865 entries with more than 600 topics including: o Persons o Institutions o Terminology o Battles o Aspects of material culture o Geographical features of importance The third section is comprised of a detailed bibliographical essay and three appendices.
 

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Contents

Essay 1 Mongolia before Empire To 1206
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Essay 2 Mongol Empire 12061260
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Essay 3 Qanate China 12601368
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Essay 4 Golden Horde 12351502
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Essay 5 Chagatay Qanate and Qaydu 12601338
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Essay 6 Ilqanate 12601356
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The Dictionary
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Mongolian Scripts
293
Glossary of Mongolian Words
297
Eating at the Qans Table Selected Recipes from the Yinshan zhengyao 1330
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Bibliography
313
About the Author
335
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Paul D. Buell is Owner/Manager, Alpha-Omega Research and Translation, Seattle, and Lecturer, Department of Independent Learning, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

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