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The Mongols and the West : 1221-1410 - Professor Peter Jackson

The Mongols and the West

1221-1410

Paperback Published: 7th April 2005
ISBN: 9780582368965
Number Of Pages: 448

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The Mongols had a huge impact on medieval Europe and the Islamic world.

This major new study from the leading historian in the field reassesses relations between the Catholic West and the Mongols from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries.

  • Huge popular interest due to the success and violence of the Mongol empire and the resonance of the like of Genghis Khan
  • The first major study of the Mongols in two decades: will become the definitive book
  • Major appeal to academics and readers interested in relations between medieval Christian Europe and non-Christian world, the history of the crusades, and in medieval European history in general
  • Assesses the impact of Mongol-Western contact on the West's knowledge of the world down to the voyages of Columbus and Cabot
  • Unlike previous literature on these contacts, it provides a close study of relations with the Golden Horde in Eastern Europe down to the early 15th century
  • Investigates Western dealings with Temur (Tamerlane), the last 'Mongol' or 'Tartar' conqueror to figure as a potential ally against the Muslims
  • Surveys Western European Commercial operations in the Mongol world

"...an excellent addition to a distinguished series." "...a work of careful scholarship and of well sustained arguments which challenge received opinions about the Mongol impact on Europe. I enjoyed reading it immensely, and recommend it unreservedly." "Bernard Hamilton - JRAS, Series 3 - Volume 15/3 - 2005" " "Professor Peter Jackson's breadth of reading is admirable and his exact notes are full of precious information about sources and secondary literature. His command of languages is breathtaking, including as it does Persian, Polish and Hungarian." "It is both a scholarly study and a profound and useful handbook for specialists, and, as such, this clearly written book will be read all over the world. It would also be suitable for a university course book" "Antti Ruotsala - Institute of Historical Research review, April 2006"

Preface
Abbreviations
Note on transliteration
Note on proper names
Note on references
List of maps
Introduction
Latin Christendom and its neighbours in the early thirteenth century
A world-empire in the making
The Mongol invasions of 1241-1244
A remedy against the Tartars
The halting of the Mongol advance
Images of the enemy
An ally against Islam: the Mongols in the Near East
From confrontation to coexistence: the Golden Horde
Temür (Tamerlane) and Latin Christendom
Mission to the infidel
Traders and adventurers
A new world discovered?
Conclusion
The authenticity of Marco Polo's book
Glossary
Genealogical tables and lists of rulers
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780582368965
ISBN-10: 0582368960
Series: THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 7th April 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1