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The Mongol Empire

A Historical Encyclopedia

by Timothy May, Editor

 

Surprisingly, the long-ago Mongol Empire has shaped our modern perceptions of warfare, trade, religion, and technology.

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November 2016

ABC-CLIO

Pages 636
Volumes 2
Size 7x10
Topics World History/Politics and Government
  Geography and World Cultures/Countries and Regions

Covering the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, this essential reference presents the figures, places, and events that led this once-beleaguered region to rise up to become the largest contiguous empire in history.

In the 13th century, Chinggis Khan rose to power, leading an empire of a million people and defeating surrounding regions with much larger populations. This compendium follows the achievements—and failures—of the Mongol Empire from the birth of Chinggis Khan in 1162 to the formation of the successor states that came from the dissolution of the world power in the 16th century: the Yuan Empire in East Asia; the Chaghatai Khanate in Central Asia; the Ilkhanate in the Middle East; and the Jochid or Kipchak Khanate in the Pontic-Caspian Steppes, known as the Golden Horde.

Through some 180 entries, this two-volume set covers every aspect of Mongol civilization, organizing content into eight sections: government and politics, organization and administration, individuals, groups and organizations, key events, military, objects and artifacts, and key places. Each section is accompanied by an essay introducing the topic in the context of the Mongol Empire. The work also includes a chronology, a number of annotated primary documents, and a bibliography.

Features

  • Introduces key figures, including women and lesser known members of the military and government
  • Contains a broad selection of annotated primary documents to foster student research
  • Provides an overview of the sovereignty and its institutional structures
  • Summarizes many of the battles fought by the Mongol Empire
Series Description

Empires of the World


The Empires of the World series explores the defining characteristics of the greatest empires in world history, such as the Spanish empire, the Roman empire, and the British empire. Each work contains a timeline, overview essays, reference entries arranged in topical sections, and a selection of primary source documents introduced by headnotes. The books help students understand the factors that led to the rise and fall of the empires, their various forms of government, and the key people who shaped them. Taken together, the works in this series help students compare and contrast different empires across places and periods.
Author Info

Timothy May, PhD, is professor of Eurasian history and associate dean of the college of arts and letters at the University of North Georgia. In 2014, he was selected as North Georgia College and State University Alumni Association's distinguished professor. His published works include Greenwood's Culture and Customs of Mongolia as well as The Mongol Conquests in World History and The Mongol Art of War. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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