The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World

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$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
Belknap Press
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Pages
384
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674244214

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About the Author

Marie Favereau is Associate Professor of History at Paris Nanterre University. She has been a member of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study, and a research associate at Oxford University for the major project Nomadic Empires. Her books include La Horde d'Or et le sultanat mamelouk and the graphic novel Gengis Khan.

Reviews

Outstanding, original, and revolutionary. Favereau subjects the Mongols to a much-needed re-evaluation, showing how they were able not only to conquer but to control a vast empire. A remarkable book.--Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
It is far too often forgotten that Asia's nomadic empires, from the Sogdians and Huns through the Parthians and Seljuks, were key drivers of greater Asia's rich cultural diversity. This extraordinary book vividly details how the nomadic Mongols operated the largest empire of the premodern world, through practices that continue to shape today's world.--Parag Khanna, author of The Future Is Asian
A deeply compelling, sympathetic, and highly engaging account of how the Horde was created and of its lasting impact on the evolution of what we now call 'globalization.' Favereau's book will transform our of understanding of world history.--Anthony Pagden, author of Worlds at War
Favereau's detailed and objective account of the Mongol conquest and rule of Russia rescues the era from dark neglect and prejudice to reveal its powerful positive and negative influences in shaping modern Eurasia. This highly readable and deeply informed work fills in one of history's important missing chapters.--Jack Weatherford, author of Genghis Khan and the Quest for God
Combining material and textual sources, Favereau has written the best book on the Jochid Khanate: the first to see events resolutely from a Jochid perspective, without foreclosing on the vast contexts that bind the history of the Horde to that of Eurasia and the world.--Felipe Fernรกndez-Armesto, author of Pathfinders
In this riveting book, Favereau shows how the most enduring descendants of Chinggis Khan's Mongol imperium--the Western or 'Golden' Horde--fashioned an exceptionally resilient imperial system with far-reaching influence in western Eurasia. She has challenged us to think afresh about how mobility and empire can be fused into dynamic political and cultural forms.--John Darwin, author of After Tamerlane
Eye-opening...A meaningful corrective to popular misconceptions about Mongols' role in world history.-- "Publishers Weekly" (1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
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