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Storm from the East By Robert Marshall

Storm from the East
by Robert Marshall

Accompanying a BBC2 series, this book traces the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, describing the great storm that revolutionized the trade of goods and ideas in the medieval world and shattered the Euro-centric view of science and culture.
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Storm from the East: From Genghis Khan to Khubilai Khan by Robert Marshall

While Europe was still divided into a patchwork of feudal states, there emerged from the East a vast empire that eventually spanned the breadth of Asia. It had been forged under the banner of one of the greatest generals in history, Genghis Khan, and ruled by men who, a generation before, had been simple nomadic tribesmen. Accompanying a BBC2 series, this book traces the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, describing the great storm that revolutionized the trade of goods and ideas in the medieval world and shattered the Euro-centric view of science and culture. The Mongols introduced the first international currency, built and projected vast highways across the Asian grasslands, and carved out the major political groups of modern Asia. The book gives an essentially Eastern view of these first important contacts between the Orient and the Occident. The author's other books include "All the King's Men", "Shadow Makers" and "In the Sewers of Lvov".

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Table of Contents


Birth of a nation; from China to the Caspian Sea; the promise fulfilled; the invasion of Europe; from Prester John to Armageddon; missions to Tartary; Mongol crusaders; Khubilai Khan and China; decline and fall.

Additional information

GOR001228027
Storm from the East: From Genghis Khan to Khubilai Khan by Robert Marshall
Robert Marshall
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
1993-08-10
256
056336338X
9780563363385
N/A
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