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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...TOME ONE was ordered completed in this time by the Shahanshah of Islam Öljäitü Sultan—may his kingship last forever—in the name of his brother Sultan Sa‘id Ghazan Khan. Hence the official name of Tome One of Jami‘u’ t-tawarikh...

The Turkic Nations that are now called Mongols but in Times Past were Separate Nations, Each with its own Language and Name

Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Each of these nations had a leader and a commander, and from each of them branched off tribes and clans, like the Jalayir, the Oyirat, the Tatar, &c., as will be explained in this chapter. Their yurt s (grazing...

Gift-Giving In The Carpini Expedition To Mongolia (1246-1248 Ce)

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Mongolia Society Annual Meeting in March 2014. I am indebted to Agnes Moncy and several members of the Mongolia Society for their input in writing this essay. All mistakes remain my...

The Mongol Military

The Mongols

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The Venetian traveller Marco Polo wrote of the rise of the Mongols “[…] and when Chinggis Khan saw that he had so many people, he equipped them with bows and armor and went conquering through those other lands.”Marco Polo, The Description...

The Steppe And The Sown

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The Turk has two pairs of eyes, one at the front and the other at the back of his head [… and] spends more time in the saddle than on the ground. Uninterested in craftsmanship or commerce, medicine, geometry, fruit-farming, building...

The History Of Genghis Khan’s Forebears And Ancestors

Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume III: Jami‘u’ t-Tawarikh: Compendium of Chronicles (Tome 1)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction, on Genghis Khan’s ancestors and how, where, and when they attained fortune It should be borne in mind that the Turkic nations and various Mongols that have been dealt with never, as a whole, had a mighty monarch to rule over...

Epilogue: A Hypothesis on the East Asian Beginnings of the Yersinia Pestis Polytomy

The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...The work of Cui et al. (2013)—in both dating the polytomy that produced most existing strains of Yersinia pestis and locating its original home to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau—offers a genetically derived specific historical proposition...

The East

Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Ser Jorah Mormont: ‘The Dothraki have two things in abundance, grass and horses.’ (1.2)Avoiding the mayhem of the Volantis election season, we turn eastwards to the Dothraki Sea, that great inland steppe of grassland where the different...

The Mongol Government

The Mongols

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...While the Mongol military’s role in their success is undeniable, both in terms of conquest and then retaining control, it was but one facet of the Mongol government, albeit the core to that institution. The Mongol civil administration also...
...The Beginning of the Story of Genghis Khan May it not remain concealed from those of thought and contemplation that every destruction of a country or dispersal of a people that occurs through changeability and mutability in the world...