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|Named Person:||Genghis Khan; Kublai Khan|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||256 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Birth of a Nation --
2. From China to the Caspian Sea --
3. The Promise Fulfilled --
4. The Invasion of Europe --
5. From Prester John to Armageddon --
6. Missions to Tartary --
7. Mongol Crusaders --
8. Khubilai Khan and China --
9. Decline and Fall --
It tells of some of the greatest military conquests in history, and brings to life such characters as the great Khubilai Khan who unified China and became a patron of the arts before the Empire disintegrated in the fourteenth century.
The scope of the Mongol conquests astounds the imagination. The Mongol armies swept out of the Eastern steppes, conquering all before them: China, Persia, Russia and eastern Europe all came under Mongol rule. Just forty years after they had crossed the River Danube, the Mongols were launching an invasion of Japan.
Out of these breathtaking military successes, there developed a sophisticated imperial government that brought stability to Asia, encouraged religious and racial tolerance, and fostered international trade.
Storm from the East describes how, through the expansion of Empire, the East confronted the West, shattering forever the West's Eurocentric view of the world. The Mongol Empire shaped the political contours of modern Asia and, in the process, created the idea of one world for the first time in history. Illustrated throughout in colour, Storm from the East will transform our image of the 'nomadic barbarian' into one of amazement at the extraordinary achievements of the Mongol hordes.