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Rossabi, Morris

Works: 57 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 8,948 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DS752.6.K83, 915
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Most widely held works by Morris Rossabi
Khubilai Khan : his life and times by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,286 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
Modern Mongolia from khans to commissars to capitalists by Morris Rossabi ( )
14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deprived in Soviet support in 1990, Mongolia turned to international financial agencies for assistance. This book looks at how the country has fared since liberalisation of the economy & finds that fortunes have been mixed. While many Mongolians are better off, the nation as a whole is deteriorating
China among equals the Middle Kingdom and its neighbors, 10th-14th centuries by Morris Rossabi ( )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China and Inner Asia : from 1368 to the present day by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Luigi Foscolo Benedetto ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 497 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
Voyager from Xanadu : Rabban Sauma and the first journey from China to the West by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 414 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 ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mongols : a very short introduction by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book Description: 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
Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herdsman to statesman the autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu of Mongolia by Zh Sambuu ( )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 226 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
The Mongols and global history : a Norton documents reader ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of China by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 169 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 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Socialist devotees and dissenters : three twentieth-century Mongolian leaders ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kubilaï Khan : Empereur de Chine by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A herder, a trader, and a lawyer : three twentieth century Mongolian leaders by Yuki Konagaya ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eurasian Influences on Yuan China by Morris Rossabi ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 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 r
Ming China's relations with Hami and Central Asia, 1404-1513 a reexamination of traditional Chinese foreign policy by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hu bi lie he ta de shi jie di guo by Morris Rossabi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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ロッサビ, モリス
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