Category Archives: History

Kievan Rus’ and Mongol Periods

[Excerpted from Russia: A Country Study, Glenn E. Curtis, ed. (Washington, DC: Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, 1996). Historical Setting EACH OF THE MANY NATIONALITIES of Russia has a separate history and complex origins. The historical origins of the Russian state, however, are chiefly those of the East Slavs, the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian peoples. The major pre-Soviet states of the East Slavs were, in chronological order, medie   ......

A Study on the Document of Circle Signature List of Duguilang Movement Led by Shin-e Lama

A Study on the Document of Circle Signature List of Duguilang Movement Led by Shin-e Lama  – A Document Written Nearly Sixty Years ago and Never Interpreted  By Tegusbayar, Inner Mongolia University [Abstract] A traditional resisting organization is named Duguilang by Mongols, means Circle, and a related document is called the Duguilang-un Bichigesu, means the Circle Signature List of the organization. A document of Circle Signature List of Duguilang Movement, which led by Shin-e Lama (h   ......

Society of the Mongol Empire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The expansion of the Mongol Empire over time This article is about the society of the Mongol Empire.   Contents [hide] 1 Administration 2 Food in the Mongol Empire 3 Economy of the Mongol Empire 3.1 Money 4 Trade routes 4.1 Marco Polo’s observations 4.2 Appanage system 5 Domestic animals in the Mongol Empire 5.1 Horses 5.2 Cattle 5.3 Camels 5.4 Sheep/goats 6 Traditional Mongolian clothing 7 Tools of warfare 8 Kinship and family life 9 Women of the   ......

List of Chagatai khans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from Chagatai Khans) Jump to: navigation, search The Chagatai Khans were the heads of the Chagatai ulus from Chagatai Khan’s inheritance of the state in 1227 to their removal from power by the Dzungars and their vassals in 1687. The power of the Chagatai Khans varied; from its beginning, the khanate was one of the weakest of the Mongol states, and often its rulers were merely figureheads for ambitious conquerors (see Kaidu and Timur). N   ......

List of Mongol rulers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from List of Mongol Khans) Jump to: navigation, search 8 of 15 Khagans of the Mongol Empire. Mongol Empire and its fragmentation Imperial Seal of Güyük Khan Imperial Seal of Bogd Khan This is a list of Mongol rulers. The list of states is chronological but follows the development of different dynasties. Contents [hide] 1 Xiongnu 2 Xianbei 2.1 Tuoba Xianbei 3 Nirun Khaganate — 300–555 4 Khitans 5 Khamag Mongol (1120s–1206) 6 Mongol Emp   ......

A History of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia (Volume I)

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the reviewer and not of his employer or any other federal agency.] This review is divided into three sections: 1) Background and General Assessment, 2) Summary of Contents, and 3) Final Assessment, including a comparison with other English language works. Background and General Assessment “The Blackwell History of the World” Series (HOTW), Robert I. Moore, General Editor, is designed to provide an overview of the history of vari   ......

Reevaluating the Heritage of the Mongol Conquests

Timothy May. The Mongol Conquests in World History. London: Reaktion Books, 2011. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-86189-867-8. Reviewed by Wei-chieh Tsai (Indiana University) Published on H-War (September, 2012) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey   The Mongol conquests shook Eurasia and were of significant influence in world history. Since the 1970s, a great number of articles and books have been written or edited that evaluate or reexamine their heritage. Among those works, J. J. Saunders   ......

Ghengis Khan, History’s Greatest Empire builder

Paul Lococo. Genghis Khan: History’s Greatest Empire Builder. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2008. ix + 91 pp. + 4 pp. of plates. $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57488-571-2; $13.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57488-746-4. Reviewed by Timothy May Published on H-War (November, 2008) Commissioned by Brian G.H. Ditcham   Genghis Khan, or more accurately Chinggis Khan, is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating people in military history. Thus it is not surprising that Potomac Books has included him   ......

Inner Asian States and Empires: Theories and Synthesis

J. Daniel Rogers1  (1)Department of Anthropology, NHB 112, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA J. Daniel Rogers Email: rogersd@si.edu Published online: 11 January 2012 Abstract By 200 B.C. a series of expansive polities emerged in Inner Asia that would dominate the history of this region and, at times, a very large portion of Eurasia for the next 2,000 years. The pastoralist polities originating in the steppes have typicall   ......

The image of Genghis Khan and ethnic identities in Post-Soviet Russia

Original Paper The image of Genghis Khan and ethnic identities in Post-Soviet Russia Dmitry Shlapentokh1   (1) Department of History, Indiana University, P.O. Box 7111, South Bend, Indiana, 46634-7111, USA Dmitry Shlapentokh Email: dshlapen@iusb.edu Published online: 18 September 2009 Abstract The recent rise of Asia as a global geopolitical center has led to renewed interest in Asian history, not just by Asians but by Europeans as well. Genghis Khan is one of those figures who attracts at   ......