The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan, 1st Edition

By Professor Urgunge Onon, Urgunge Onon

Routledge

304 pages

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There has long been a need for a scholarly English edition of the great 13th century historical epic, The Secret History of the Mongols, the only surviving Mongol source about the empire. The book is mainly about the life and the career of Chinggis Khan, his ancestors and his rise to power.

Chinggis Khan was not only a military genius, but also a great statesman and diplomat. Through a combination of armed force and diplomacy, he managed to merge the complex system of alliances which existed between diverse tribes into a powerful confederacy that swept across most of Eurasia, starting in 1219.

Urgunge Onon's fresh translation brings out the excitement of this epic with its wide-ranging commentaries on military and social conditions, religion and philosophy, while remaining faithful to the original text. This fully annotated edition is prefaced by a 36 page introduction setting the work in its cultural and historical context.

Reviews

'An outstanding achievement.' - A. Hürelbaatar Inner Asia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General