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The Secret History of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Origin of Chingis Khan
Adapted by Paul Kahn
ISBN:
9780887272998
Description

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of Chingis Khan, and the creation of an empire that stretched across Eurasia in the thirteenth century. Adapted from Francis Woodman Cleaves' erudite translation, it is presented here as a narrative poem in colloquial English. An overview of medieval Asia, maps, lineage charts, a glossary of proper names, and a bibliography are included. This expanded edition includes a seventeenth-century account of Chingis Khan's death and a recent essay by the editor.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2005
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
240pp
Reviews

Fabulous! If you are bound for Mongolia you MUST read this .... Easy to follow and a wonderful look into the past! I LOVED this book. 

— Amazon Queen posted on Amazon.com.