9780520261327

Khubilai Khan

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520261327

  • ISBN10:

    0520261321

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-02
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Living from 1215 to 1294, Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. 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. This 20th anniversary edition is updated with a new preface examining how twenty years of scholarly and popular portraits of Khubilai have shaped our understanding of the man and his time.

Author Biography

Morris Rossabi is Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Editionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Note on Transliterationp. xxiii
The Early Mongolsp. 1
Khubilai Emergesp. 22
The Great Khanp. 53
The Conquerorp. 76
The Emperor of Chinap. 115
The Cultural Patronp. 153
Mismanagement and the Chinese Responsep. 177
Decline of an Emperorp. 206
Notesp. 233
Glossary of Chinese Charactersp. 275
Bibliography of Works in Western Languagesp. 281
Addenda to Bibliography of Works in Western Languagesp. 306
Bibliography of Works in Oriental Languagesp. 311
Indexp. 319
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