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Khubilai Khan's lost fleet : in search of a legendary armada

Author: James P Delgado
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1279, near what is now Hong Kong, Mongol ruler Khubilai Khan fulfilled the dream of his grandfather, Genghis Khan, by conquering China. The Grand Khan now ruled the largest empire the world has ever seen--one that stretched from the China Sea to the plains of Hungary. He also inherited the world's largest navy--more than seven hundred ships. Yet within fifteen years, Khubilai Khan's massive fleet was gone. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Named Person: Kublai Khan; Kublai Khan
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Delgado
ISBN: 9780520259768 0520259769 9780520265851 0520265858
OCLC Number: 262893221
Description: xi, 225 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Timeline of Chinese, Japanese and Korean dynasties and periods --
Prologue : A divine wind --
Hakozaki --
Asian mariners --
Enter the Mongols --
Khubilai Khan --
The song --
Tsukushi --
The Bun'ei War --
The Mongols return --
Kamikaze --
Takashima --
Broken ships --
Distant seas, distant fields --
The legacy of Khubilai Khan's navy.
Responsibility: James P. Delgado.
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Drawing from diverse sources - sunken ships, hand-painted scrolls, drowned bodies, and historical and literary records - this title presents an account that moves between the present and the past and  Read more...

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