Kublai Khan

Author: Andrew Vietze

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499463545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Grandson of the feared Mongol warlord Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan inherited a vast empire and then doubled its size. This biography examines how Kublai’s childhood influenced his later embrace of Chinese culture as emperor of China. After defeating his brother Ariq Böke in the Toluid Civil War, Kublai became Great Khan. Thanks to the stability of his rule and the sponsorship of his administration, the Mongol Empire saw economic, social, and cultural advancements that were well ahead of much of the world.

Kublai Khan

Author: John Man

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144648615X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 9079

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic than the poem would have us believe. He inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather, Genghis Khan. He promptly set about extending this into the biggest empire the world has ever seen, extending his rule from China to Iraq, from Siberia to Afghanistan. His personal domain covered sixty-percent of all Asia, and one-fifth of the world's land area. The West first learnt of this great Khan through the reports of Marco Polo. Kublai had not been born to rule, but had clawed his way to leadership, achieving power only in his 40s. He had inherited Genghis Khan's great dream of world domination. But unlike his grandfather he saw China and not Mongolia as the key to controlling power and turned Genghis' unwieldy empire into a federation. Using China's great wealth, coupled with his shrewd and subtle government, he created an empire that was the greatest since the fall of Rome, and shaped the modern world as we know it today. He gave China its modern-day borders and his legacy is that country's resurgence, and the superpower China of tomorrow.

World of Wonder

Author: Laurie Triefeldt

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781884956713

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 4000

Presents alphabetized entries that discuss civilizations, arts, events, places, and people in world history, from the Algonquin Indians to the Vikings.

World Military Leaders

Author: Mark Grossman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 5106

Articles profiling important military leaders are arranged in A to Z format.

History of Modern China

Author: R.S. Chaurasia

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903153

Category: China

Page: 352

View: 3827

This Book Studies All Aspects Of Chinese History From The Very Beginning To Date. It Is Written In Very Easy Language And Lucid Style. It Depicts As To How China Has Become One Of The Most Dominant Powers Of The World. The Book Highlights Chinese Culture, Its Religion, Its View Of War And Military, Its Attitudes Towards Other Cultures And The Development Of Society From Prehistoric To Modern Times. Role Of Communist Party Of China, Basic Features Of Constitution Of China And Details Of Communist Rule Of China Have Been Given In Detail.The Topics Covered Are : A Brief Survey Of Chinese History, Its Educational System Career, Political Ideas Of Mao-Tse-Tung, Sino-Soviet Relations Before And After Indo-China Border Conflict, China S Relations With U.S.A. And Western Powers And With Third World Countries And U.N.O., Sino-Indian Relations And Tibet, China After Mao And China S 21St Century Progress And Development, Position Of Present China And Its Comparison With India, Taiwan And Its Relation With Macao And Hong Kong. Thus, This Book Will Prove Very Useful For Students Of B.A. (Hons.) And M.A. And For Various Competitive Examinations And For General Readers.

China and the West to 1600

Author: Steven Wallech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118879996

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7971

A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, China and the West to 1600 explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of the ancient world, and considers how the subsequent developments saw one culture cling to tradition even as the other failed to do so, inadvertently setting the stage for the birth of the Modern Era. An accessible and inventive comparative history, suitable for all students at the college level as well as general readers Compares the history of Chinese civilization with Western civilization from the rise of agriculture to the dawn of the modern period Explores the ways in which Western failures in the Middle Ages after the Roman Empire’s collapse, and China’s successes in the same period, laid the groundwork for each culture’s divergent path in the modern period Makes meaningful connections between cultures and over time, through the use of themes such as agriculture, philosophy, religion, and warfare and invasion Bridges the gap between antiquity and modernity, looking at many factors of the global Middle Ages that influenced the development of the modern world Features a timeline, ?maps, endnotes, and complete index

Catholic World

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Publisher: N.A



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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405347783

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 963

Take a guided tour of every major conflict through the ages, in ebook format Trace the epic 5,000-year story of warfare from the earliest battles to the War on Terror. Explore the campaigns and conflicts, the warriors and commanders and the tactics, weapons and technology that have shaped human warfare. With fascinating features on topics including; the role of infantry, siege warfare, military tactics and the treatment of wounded soldiers. Combining a clear and compelling historical narrative with a wealth of fascinating supporting features, this is a definitive visual guide to this brutal, intense and often heroic dimension of the human story.

Genghis Khan

Author: Kassi Radomski

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502627884

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8828

Between 1206 and 1227, Genghis Khan led the Mongol army, taking millions of miles of land, creating the largest continuous empire in history, and being responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the process. Students will learn about his complicated history, and will get the opportunity to explore both the positive and negative repercussions that resulted from his reign, as well as how the mythology surrounding him has developed over time.

Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: Shannon L. Kenny

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384312

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 2108

This encyclopedia provides detailed information about the historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and scientific significance of gold, across the globe and throughout history. • Contains more than 130 A–Z entries on the significance of gold worldwide, from antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as sidebar entries • Provides unique details and remarkable scope of facts in each entry along with direct references to and examples of primary source materials • Photographs and illustrations of the use and significance of gold as varied as Ca' d'Oro in Venice, royal crowns, filigree, Italian florin coin, Hatshepsut, Rumpelstiltskin, Wat Traimit, and modern "bling" • Extensive bibliography including monographs, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, and online resources • Detailed subject index as well as list of entries and guide to related topics