The Mongols and the West

Author: Peter Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135118282X
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The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of previous scholarship on relations between the Mongols and the Catholic world as well as to offer new approaches and conclusions on the subject. It considers the tension between Western hopes of the Mongols as allies against growing Muslim powers and the Mongols’ position as conquerors with their own agenda, and evaluates the impact of Mongol-Western contacts on the West’s expanding knowledge of the world. This second edition takes into account the wealth of scholarly literature that has emerged in the years since the previous edition and contains significantly extended chapters on trade and mission. It charts the course of military confrontation and diplomatic relations between the Mongols and the West, and re-examines the commercial opportunities offered to Western merchants by Mongol rule and the failure of Catholic missionaries to convert the Mongols to Christianity. Fully revised and containing a range of maps, genealogical tables and both European and non-European sources throughout, The Mongols and the West is ideal for students of medieval European history and the crusades.

Mongolensturm und Fall Konstantinopels

Author: Juliane Schiel
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3050051361
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Zwei Krisenmomente des europäischen Spätmittelalters stehen im Zentrum des Buches: der sogenannte „Mongolensturm“ (1241) und der „Fall Konstantinopels“ (1453). Diese Geschehnisse brüskierten lateinische Weltvorstellungen und Geschichtserwartungen: Die Mongolen zerstörten den Traum der kreuzfahrenden Lateiner von einer vollständigen Christianisierung der Welt unter Führung Roms. An den Höfen und Universitäten und in den Klöstern Europas wurde über Herkunft, Identität und heilsgeschichtliche Bedeutung der Eroberer spekuliert. Die Osmanen eroberten mit Konstantinopel die Stadt, die als Erbin des letzten Weltreichs auf Erden angesehen wurde. Ihr Untergang weckte akute Endzeiterwartungen und stellte die christliche Historiografie und Theologie insbesondere in Bezug auf die heilsgeschichtliche Deutung der Osmanen vor neue Herauforderungen. Wie diese Geschehnisse erzählt, gedeutet und bewältigt wurden, untersucht Juliane Schiel an dominikanischen Zeugnissen: Briefe, Chroniken, Traktate, Reden und Predigten.

Medieval literature and postcolonial studies

Author: Lisa Lampert-Weissig
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
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In this extensive introduction to a rich new area of research, Lisa Lamper-Weissig examines the historical connections between postcolonial and medieval studies, conducting new readings of key medieval texts from different European traditions. These include Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Bernard Mandeville's Travels, and Guillaume de Palerne, a French romance poem about werewolves set in Norman Sicily. Lampert also incorporates insights from later fiction set in the medieval period, such as Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and contemporary works by Salman Rushdie, Tariq Ali, Juan Goytisolo, and Amitav Ghosh. These fascinating comparisons connect postcolonial medievalisms to current issues, including the issue of race in the 2008 presidential elections, the thesis behind Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilisations, and the future of Islam in Europe. This volume features a helpful timeline, reproductions of medieval maps, and a bibliography with further readings.

The Mongols and the Islamic World

Author: Peter Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030012533X
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An epic historical consideration of the Mongol conquest of Western Asia and the spread of Islam during the years of non-Muslim rule The Mongol conquest of the Islamic world began in the early thirteenth century when Genghis Khan and his warriors overran Central Asia and devastated much of Iran. Distinguished historian Peter Jackson offers a fresh and fascinating consideration of the years of infidel Mongol rule in Western Asia, drawing from an impressive array of primary sources as well as modern studies to demonstrate how Islam not only survived the savagery of the conquest, but spread throughout the empire. This unmatched study goes beyond the well-documented Mongol campaigns of massacre and devastation to explore different aspects of an immense imperial event that encompassed what is now Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Afghanistan, as well as Central Asia and parts of eastern Europe. It examines in depth the cultural consequences for the incorporated Islamic lands, the Muslim experience of Mongol sovereignty, and the conquerors' eventual conversion to Islam.

The Mongols A Very Short Introduction

Author: Morris Rossabi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939357
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In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south, and unleashing an unprecedented level of violence. But as Morris Rossabi reveals in this Very Short Introduction, within two generations of their bloody conquests, the Mongols evolved from conquerors and predators to wise rulers who devised policies to foster the economies of the lands they had subjugated. By adopting political and economic institutions familiar to the local populations and recruiting native officials, they won over many of their non-Mongol subjects. In addition, Mongol nobles were ardent patrons of art and culture, supporting the production of Chinese porcelains and textiles, Iranian tiles and illustrated manuscripts, and Russian metalwork. Perhaps most important, the peace imposed by the Mongols on much of Asia and their promotion of trade resulted in considerable interaction among merchants, scientists, artists, and missionaries of different ethnic groups--including Europeans. Modern Eurasian and perhaps global history starts with the Mongol empire.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

Author: William W. Fitzhugh
Publisher: Genghis Khan Exhibits
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Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire presents the untold story of Mongolia and its people, utilizing the latest results of research in archaeology, forensics, history, art, and literature. The book's clear prose, beautiful design, and wide-ranging illustrations will fascinate general readers as well as scholars.The historical record of the far-flung Mongol dynasty is analyzed by distinguished scholars, including Morris Rossabi, who presents a portrait of Genghis that goes far beyond the stereotype of the barbarian conqueror to reveal the sophisticated administrative structure, religious and economic freedom, and social precepts that were his more lasting legacy. Historians David Morgan and Dan Waugh describe the western expansion of the Mongol empire, which reached the banks of the Danube at about the same time that Khara Khorum, the empire's capital city, was built in 1240.New information revealed by recent archaeological discoveries is discussed by Hermitage curator Mark Kramarovsky, who describes the Mongol cities and Genghissid burials of the Golden Horde in Russia and Ukraine. Underwater excavations document the remains of Kublai's ill-fated Japanese invasion fleet, which sank in a storm. Excavations at Khara Khorum have uncovered temples and workshops that were lost to history for 500 years.William Fitzhugh is director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution. Morris Rossabi is Distinguished Professor of history at the City University of New York and Columbia University. William Honeychurch is an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University.


Author: Herfried Münkler
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644118213
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wodurch zeichnen sich Imperien aus? Welche Gefahren birgt eine imperiale Ordnung? Und welche Chancen bietet sie? Mit einem Mal sind diese Fragen nicht mehr nur von historischem Interesse. Die USA haben inzwischen eine Vormachtstellung inne, die viele für bedrohlich halten. Bestimmen die Politiker in Washington die Regeln, denen der Rest der Welt zu folgen hat? Oder gibt es eine Logik der Weltherrschaft, der auch sie sich beugen müssen? Herfried Münkler zeigt, wie ein Imperium funktioniert und welche Arten von Imperien es in der Vergangenheit gegeben hat. Ein souveräner Gang durch die Geschichte und zugleich die brillante Analyse eines hochaktuellen Themas.