Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire Hardcover – June 1, 2004
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The introduction includes a guide to pronunciation, a real necessity. The approximately 1,800 alphabetically arranged entries are well weighted, with longer articles, for example, that on Chinggis Khan, extending for over five pages and shorter entries (e.g., Falconry) rating less than a column. Seventeen maps and 78 black-and-white illustrations are well placed and serve to extend and clarify the text. Suggestions for further reading are given at the end of entries for which important works exist. Most entries have see also lists appended as well. The volume ends with a list of rulers and leaders of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire; a detailed chronology of events from 209 B.C.E. to 2003 C.E.; a general bibliography; and a comprehensive, accurate index.
Author Atwood, a professor of Mongolian history at Indiana University, clearly knows his material. Communicating it all accessibly is challenging, however, and many entries will be best understood by those with significant background in the culture and social structure. Given this, the encyclopedia is best suited for general university and college collections where it will find use by students of world history. Ann Welton
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- Item Weight : 4.1 pounds
- Hardcover : 678 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0816046719
- ISBN-13 : 978-0816046713
- Publisher : Facts on File (June 1, 2004)
- Product Dimensions : 8.75 x 1.5 x 11 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,868,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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