Daily Life in the Mongol Empire

Daily Life in the Mongol Empire

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Investigate the way ordinary people lived under the reign of Ghengis Khan in this illuminating, unparalleled exploration of Mongol life. Ideal for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in culture and history.
The Mongol Empire comes to life in this vivid account of the lives of ordinary people who lived under the rule of Ghengis Khan. The book allows the reader to enjoy traditional Mongol folktales and experience life in a yurt, the tent in which the nomadic Mongols lived. It explains why the Mongols had a reputation for being savage barbarians by describing their fur-lined clothes and their heavy, meat- and alcohol-based diet. It supplies first-hand accounts of fighting in Ghengis Khan's decimalized army, and explores the various tasks that were left up to the women, such as loading and unloading the wagons when traveling. High school students and undergraduates can compare and contrast religious beliefs and various laws of the Mongols with those of other cultures they are studying. From traditional medicinal treatments to the Great Yasa law system, readers young and old can enjoy this comprehensive, in-depth study of everyday living during the Mongol Empire.

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Lane (history, U. of London, UK) describes the Mongol Empire led by Genghis Khan, with attention to steppe society and tribal life, their appearance, dwellings, army and military events, health and medicine, their excessive drinking habits, food, religion, law, the role of women, key figures, and folktales. B&w photos of artifacts and excerpts from historical accounts are incorporated throughout. The bibliography is annotated. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Discusses daily life in the Mongol empire, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, medicine, religion, law, and folk tales.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
Description: xxiii, 312 p
ISBN: 9780313332265
Branch Call Number: 950.2 Lan


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