Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia: Generals, Merchants, Intellectuals

Michal Biran (Editor), Jonathan Brack (Editor), Francesca Fiaschetti (Editor)

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During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Chinggis Khan and his heirs established the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world, extending from Korea to Hungary and from Iraq, Tibet, and Burma to Siberia. Ruling over roughly two thirds of the Old World, the Mongol Empire enabled people, ideas, and objects to traverse immense geographical and cultural boundaries. Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia reveals the individual stories of three key groups of people--military commanders, merchants, and intellectuals--from across Eurasia. These annotated biographies bring to the fore a compelling picture of the Mongol Empire from a wide range of historical sources in multiple languages, providing important insights into a period unique for its rapid and far-reaching transformations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOakland, California
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages335
ISBN (Electronic)9780520970786
ISBN (Print)9780520298743, 0520970780, 0520298748, 9780520298750, 0520298756
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2020


  • Merchants
  • Mongolia
  • Mongols
  • HISTORY / World
  • Intellectuals


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