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Chinggisid Rule and the Mongol Great State

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The rise of Chinggis Khan in 1206 marked the emergence of a newly unified Mongol polity that built an empire beyond itself, a new political form that Mongols called the Great State. Through conquest ... More


Stories of Modernity: Planetary Scale in the Longue Durée

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter argues that the Western metanarrative of its own invention of modernity after 1500 is an ideological formation developed to justify its imperial designs. Drawing on concepts of scale and ... More


The Mongols and Nomadic Identity: The Case of the Kitans in China

Michal Biran

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This paper examines the Mongol ethnic reconfiguration of the Eurasian steppe people through the case study of the Kitans in China. It argues that Mongol imperial policies played a crucial role in ... More


Apportioning and Governing an Empire (c. 1221–c. 1260)

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the complex layers of the Mongol imperial administration under the qaghans from Ögödei (r. 1229–1241) to Möngke (r. 1251–1259) and the distribution of appanage lands among the ... More


Hülegü’s Campaigns and Imperial Fragmentation (1253–62)

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter chronicles Hülegü's campaigns in south-west Asia between 1253 and 1262. It begins with a discussion of the Mongol invasions of Iran and other parts of south-west Asia before considering ... More


Mongol Historiography since 1985: The Rise of Cultural History

David Morgan

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses developments in the historiography of the Mongol Empire during recent years. It argues that the traditional account of the destructiveness of the first Mongol invasions still ... More


The Era of Inter-Mongol Warfare

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the conflicts among the Mongol successor-states that developed after 1260, along with the turbulent activities of nomads within such states and the measures of reconstruction ... More


Translator’s Introduction

David M. Robinson

in Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824859442
eISBN:
9780824872151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction sets out the historical background to Chŏng Tojŏn and his writings. It situates Chŏng in the dramatic changes of East Asia during the fourteenth century, as dynastic changes ... More


Conclusion

Peter Jackson

in The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300125337
eISBN:
9780300227284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125337.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This conclusion summarises the book's main findings about the Mongols' conquest of the Islamic world and their eventual conversion to Islam. It first considers the damaging effects of the Mongol ... More


Exoticism as the Appropriation of Travail

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explains the cultural logic of medieval exoticism and its implications for reading travel writing about East Asia during the period. In the Middle Ages, the prestige-value of exotic ... More


The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the ... More


Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the first millennium BCE, the nomads of the Eurasian Steppe have played a key role in world history, especially in adjacent sedentary regions: China, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Central ... More


De Facto Empire: The Rise of Moscow

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys the consolidation of regional political power by the grand princes of Moscow in the fourteenth through mid-sixteenth centuries. It reflects on the heritage of the Kyiv Rus’ ... More


Introduction: The Russian Empire 1450–1801

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter develops the theory of the early modern Russian empire as an “empire of difference,” typical of large continental Eurasian empires. It explores strategies of governing such ... More


Travail and Authority in the Forgotten Age of Discovery

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

As scholarly tradition would have it, geographic modernity begins with Columbus, and unfolds like a morality play—an allegorical triumph of “empiricism” (nebulously defined) over “authority” ... More


Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Chong Tojon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824859442
eISBN:
9780824872151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chŏng Tojŏn, one of the most influential thinkers in Korean history, played a leading role in the establishment of the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910). Long recognized for his contributions to the ... More


Ship Construction Materials

Jun Kimura

in Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813061184
eISBN:
9780813051161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061184.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter demonstrates the scientific examination of hull construction materials of the 13th–14th century’s East Asian ships. Ship fastenings and timbers are highlighted by looking at specimens ... More


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