The Silk Road and the Political Economy of the Mongol Empire: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Silk Road and the Political Economy of the Mongol Empire

1st Edition

By Prajakti Kalra


164 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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The growing importance of Central and Inner Asia and the Silk Road is much discussed at present. This book compares the nature of present day networks in these regions with the patterns of similar connections which existed at the time of the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century and its successor states. It considers settlement patterns, technology and technology transfer, trade, political arrangements, the role of religion and the impact of the powerful states which border the region. Overall, the book demonstrates that the Mongol Empire anticipated many of the networks and connections which exist in the region at present.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Chapter 1 Rise of Chinggis Khan, Chapter 2 Institutional Framework of Mongol Eurasia, Chapter 3 The Place of Religion in Mongol Eurasia, Chapter 4 Mongol Cities of Eurasia, Chapter 5 Trade and Economic Relations in Mongol Eurasia, Chapter 6 Echoes of the Past in Present Day Eurasia, Epilogue

About the Author

Prajakti Kalra is a Research Fellow at the Central Asia Forum, Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies