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Book Review: Khubilai Khan

Khubilai Khan:  His Life And Times, by Morris Rossabi I found this book to be a remarkably evenhanded book and one that gave a fair amount of credit for Khubilai’s early success to the people he had around him, whether … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World

Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World, by Jack Weatherford While this book was pleasant enough to read, I had a feeling of deja vu about this book.  This author’s perspective unites two threads of writing about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret History Of The Mongol Queens

The Secret History Of The Mongol Queens:  How The Daughters Of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire, by Jack Weatherford The title of this book is not entirely accurate, not without a proviso.  This book is really two shorter books in … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Mongol Conquests

The Mongol Conquests:  The Military Operations Of Genghis Khan and Sube’etei, by Carl Fredrik Sverdrup Although this is likely to be the last book I request from the De Re Militari for a while since they are moving to limit … Continue reading

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A City For People Who Hate Cities

Some years ago, before starting this blog, I read an entertaining book about two people who challenged each other to travel around the world without flying, one of whom spectacularly cheated while the other engaged in forms of travel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Makers Of History: Genghis Khan

Makers Of History: Genghis Khan, by Jacob Abbot One thing I have noticed in my reading of histories of the latter half of the 19th century [1] is that many of them greatly enjoyed writing ethnographic histories and not merely … Continue reading

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