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Author Favereau, Marie, 1977- author.

Title The Horde : how the Mongols changed the world / Marie Favereau
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (vi, 378 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: A power of a new kind -- The resilience of the felt-walled tents -- The lost throne -- New hordes -- The great mutation -- The price of peace -- The northern road -- Withdrawal -- Younger brothers -- Epilogue: The Horde's mirror
Summary "The Mongols are known for one thing: conquest. But in this first comprehensive history of the Horde, the western portion of the Mongol empire that arose after the death of Chinggis Khan, Marie Favereau takes us inside one of the most powerful engines of economic integration in world history to show that their accomplishments extended far beyond the battlefield. Central to the extraordinary commercial boom that brought distant civilizations in contact for the first time, the Horde had a unique political regime-a complex power-sharing arrangement between the khan and nobility-that rewarded skillful administrators and fostered a mobile, innovative economic order. From their capital on the lower Volga River, the Mongols influenced state structures in Russia and across the Islamic world, disseminated sophisticated theories about the natural world, and introduced new ideas of religious tolerance. An eloquent, ambitious, and definitive portrait of an empire that has long been too little understood, The Horde challenges our assumptions that nomads are peripheral to history and makes it clear that we live in a world shaped by Mongols."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (JSTOR, viewed on November 2, 2023)
Runner up for the Cundill History Prize, 2021
Subject Civilization, Mongol.
Mongols -- History.
Mongol (Central Asian, culture or style)
HISTORY / Civilization
Civilization, Mongol
SUBJECT Golden Horde -- Civilization.
Golden Horde -- History.
Subject Europe -- Golden Horde
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780674259997