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Rossabi, Morris

Works: 54 works in 305 publications in 7 languages and 13,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Military history  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: G370, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Morris Rossabi
Khubilai Khan : his life and times by Morris Rossabi( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living from 1215 to 1294 Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. Here for the first time is an English-language biography of the man. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch
China and Inner Asia : from 1368 to the present day by Morris Rossabi( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Marco Polo : the illustrated edition by Marco Polo( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete text of Polo's travelogue that introduced fourteenth-century Europe to the civilizations of Central Asia and China
China among equals : the Middle Kingdom and its neighbors, 10th-14th centuries by Morris Rossabi( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Mongolia : from khans to commissars to capitalists by Morris Rossabi( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land-locked between its giant neighbors, Russia and China, Mongolia was the first Asian country to adopt communism and the first to abandon it. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, Mongolia turned to international financial agencies--including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank--for help in compensating for the economic changes caused by disruptions in the communist world. Modern Mongolia is the best-informed and most thorough account to date of the political economy of Mongolia during the past decade. In it, Morris Rossabi explores the effects of the withdrawal of Soviet assistance, the role of international financial agencies in supporting a pure market economy, and the ways that new policies have led to greater political freedom but also to unemployment, poverty, increasingly inequitable distribution of income, and deterioration in the education, health, and well-being of Mongolian society. Rossabi demonstrates that the agencies providing grants and loans insisted on Mongolia's adherence to a set of policies that did not generally take into account the country's unique heritage and society. Though the sale of state assets, minimalist government, liberalization of trade and prices, a balanced budget, and austerity were supposed to yield marked economic growth, Mongolia--the world's fifth-largest per capita recipient of foreign aid--did not recover as expected. As he details this painful transition from a collective to a capitalist economy, Rossabi also analyzes the cultural effects of the sudden opening of Mongolia to democracy. He looks at the broader implications of Mongolia's international situation andconsiders its future, particularly in relation to China
When silk was gold : Central Asian and Chinese textiles by James C. Y Watt( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material presented in this volume significantly extends what has been known to date of Asian textiles produced from the Tang (618-907) through the early Ming period (late 14th-early 15th century), and new documentation gives full recognition to the importance of luxury textiles in the history of Asian art. Costly silks and embroideries were the primary vehicle for the migration of motifs and styles from one part of Asia to another, particularly during the Tang and Mongol (1207-1368) periods. In addition, they provide material evidence of both the cultural and religious ties that linked ethnic groups and the impetus to artistic creativity that was inspired by exposure to foreign goods
Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire by William W Fitzhugh( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a heavily illustrated, beautifully produced and accessible scholarly treatment of Mongol history for the wider public, offering a comprehensive view from pre-historic times to the modern age. The book is a concise, rich text, with contributions from archaeology to biological anthropology. Presented in five parts - Before Genghis, lands and peoples of Mongolia; Genghis Times; Mongolian Western Empire; Kublai Khan and Yuan China; concluding with Genghis' Legacy, the decline of the Yuan dynasty to the present day. Findings from excavations and extensive evidence of handicraft production and metalwork illustrate the book. The clear prose, beautiful design, and wide-ranging illustrations will fascinate general readers as well as scholars. The book has contributions from forty leading scholars and is published in collaboration with The Smithsonian Institution and the Mongolian Preservation Foundation
Voyager from Xanadu : Rabban Sauma and the first journey from China to the West by Morris Rossabi( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Voyager from Xanadu, a distinguished historian tells the little-known story of the life and travels of the first person from China ever to reach Europe. Portraying one of the most remarkable early encounters between East and West, Morris Rossabi also brings to life the intriguing and turbulent era of the Mongol Empire and the last Crusades. Toward the end of the thirteenth century, at about the time Marco Polo arrived in China, a Christian monk, Rabban Sauma, left it, embarking on a journey that would prove more momentous than he could have dreamed. What began as a religious pilgrimage to the Middle East (supported by the Mongol Emperor, Khubilai Khan) ultimately became an extraordinary diplomatic mission. After several years' eventful stay in Persia, Sauma was dispatched to Europe by Persia's Mongol ruler, the Ilkhan. The monk's task: to persuade the Pope and the Kings of France and England to ally with the Ilkhan and launch a Crusade against their common enemy, the Muslim dynasty that controlled the Holy Land. The mission was a striking early instance of geopolitics on a modern scale. Voyager from Xanadu vividly conjures up the places Sauma visited as he crossed two continents, meeting with monarchs and prelates and seeing everything from a battle to a volcanic eruption to countless grisly relics of long-dead saints. It provides a clear and penetrating analysis of the volatile international situation of the era and its impact on Sauma's embassy. And, of course, Voyager from Xanadu traces the life of an exceptional man, from his comfortable youth, through his unique adventures, to his death far from the land of his birth
Governing China's multiethnic frontiers by Morris Rossabi( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars examine the Chinese government's administration of its ethnic minority regions
The Mongols : a very short introduction by Morris Rossabi( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south, and unleashing an unprecedented level of violence. But as Morris Rossabi reveals in this Very Short Introduction, within two generations of their bloody conquests, the Mongols evolved from conquerors and predators to wise rulers who devised policies to foster the economies of the lands they had subjugated. By adopting political and economic institutions familiar to the local populations and recruiting native officials, they won over many of their non-Mongol subjects. In addition, Mongol nobles were ardent patrons of art and culture, supporting the production of Chinese porcelains and textiles, Iranian tiles and illustrated manuscripts, and Russian metalwork. Perhaps most important, the peace imposed by the Mongols on much of Asia and their promotion of trade resulted in considerable interaction among merchants, scientists, artists, and missionaries of different ethnic groups--including Europeans. Modern Eurasian and perhaps global history starts with the Mongol empire
The Mongols and global history : a Norton documents reader( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of China by Morris Rossabi( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing China's past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story--peasants, women, merchants, and artisans. Offers a complete political, economic, social, and cultural history of China, covering the major events and trends Written in a clear and uncomplicated style by a distinguished historian with over four decades of experience teaching undergraduates Examines Chinese history through the lens of global history to better understand how foreign influences affected domestic policies and practices Depicts the role of non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, such as Tibetans and Uyghurs, and analyzes the Mongol and Manchu rulers and their impact on Chinese society Incorporates the narratives of people traditionally left out of Chinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, and artisans
The Jurchens in the Yüan and Ming by Morris Rossabi( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Yuan to modern China and Mongolia : the writings of Morris Rossabi by Morris Rossabi( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these penetrating essays, Morris Rossabi offers pioneering studies of the often neglected regions and peoples around China. His narratives concerning both traditional and modern Mongolia, including significant analyses about the great Mongol Empire, and traditional Chinese foreign relations challenge the conventional wisdom. His writings about the Yuan and Ming dynasties of China, Islam in China, and Mongol women provide fresh insights into these rarely studied subjects. He also brings greater attention to the first attested traveller from China to reach and write about thirteenth-century Europe
Eurasian influences on Yuan China by Morris Rossabi( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the extraordinarily significant transfers and cultural diffusion between the Mongol Yuan Dynasty of China and Central and West Asia, which had a broad impact on Eurasian history in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Yuan era witnessed perhaps the greatest inter-civilisational contacts in world history and has thus begun to attract the attention of both scholars and the general public. This volume offers tangible evidence of the Western and Central Asian influences, via the Mongols, on Chinese, and to a certain extent Korean, medicine, astronomy, navigation, and even foreign
Multicultural China : a statistical yearbook (2014) by Rongxing Guo( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The objective of this book is to collect and estimate a set of data on the socioeconomic situations of China's 56 ethnic groups."--Page v
How Mongolia Matters : War, Law, and Society( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume dispel some of the myths concerning the Mongolians and other Inner Asian peoples. This remarkable volume edited by and dedicated to Morris Rossabi challenges the depictions of these mostly nomadic pastoral groups as barbaric plunderers and killers while not denying the destruction and loss of life they engendered. Several essays pioneer in consulting Mongolian and other Inner Asian rather than exclusively Chinese and Persian sources, offering new and different perspectives. Such research reveals the divisions among the Mongolians, which weakened them and led to the collapse of their empire. Two essays dispel myths about modern Mongolia and reveal the country's significance, even in an era of superpowers, two of which surround it. Contributors are: Christopher Atwood, Bettine Birge, Michael Brose, Pamela Crossley, Johan Elverskog, Jargalsaikhan Enkhsaikhan, Yuki Konagaya, James Millward, David Morgan, and David Robinson"--Provided by publisher
Socialist devotees and dissenters : three twentieth-century Mongolian leaders( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A herder, a trader, and a lawyer : three twentieth century Mongolian leaders by Yuki Konagaya( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herdsman to statesman : the autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu of Mongolia by Zh Sambuu( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling autobiography offers a panoramic view of the daily joys of a traditional Mongolian herding life as well as the hardships of oppressive foreign rule, abetted by avaricious local nobles and monks. Sambuu's story demonstrates the attraction of Communism for the poor and subjugated in an exploitative system. He himself flourished under Communism, becoming ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Stalin era and to North Korea during the Korean War and ultimately president of Mongolia. Enriched by a thoughtful introduction by leading scholar Morris Rossabi that sets the historical s
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Khubilai Khan : his life and times
Alternative Names
로사비, 모리스

ロッサビ, Mo.

ロッサビ, モリス

China among equals : the Middle Kingdom and its neighbors, 10th-14th centuriesModern Mongolia : from khans to commissars to capitalistsWhen silk was gold : Central Asian and Chinese textilesGenghis Khan and the Mongol empireVoyager from Xanadu : Rabban Sauma and the first journey from China to the WestGoverning China's multiethnic frontiersThe Mongols and global history : a Norton documents readerHerdsman to statesman : the autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu of Mongolia