"Written with both clarity and zest and resting upon a wide range of recent scholarship, this book will be widely welcomed as a contribution to the study of world history." Peter Jackson--History Today
“As the subject of world history becomes more and more popular, May’s work is an admirable contribution to this field and a necessary guide for teaching and research today.”
“This vividly written book that manifests the author’s fascination with its subject will become a useful textbook for world history courses and for classes on the Mongol empire.”
(Journal of Asian Studies
“General readers will have a lot to mull over, and specialists will be stunned at the range of material May fearlessly took upon himself. . . . He also leaves no technical term unexplained; no group, person, or place unidentified; no theme ignored. In addition he includes the picturesque, gruesome, or even funny details that undergraduates will remember and discuss at parties. His scope, ambition, and many of his results deserve to be commended.”
(Journal of World History
About the Author
Timothy May is Professor of Central Eurasian and Middle Eastern History at North Georgia College and State University. He is also the author of The Mongol Art of War: Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Military System and Culture and Customs of Mongolia.