The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307589366

Category: History

Page: 336

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“Enticing . . . hard to put down.”—Associated Press • “A fascinating romp through the feminine side of the infamous Khan clan.”—Booklist The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. The daughters of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section about the queens from the Secret History of the Mongols, and, with that one act, the dynasty of these royals had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record. With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, a groundbreaking and magnificently researched narrative, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

Author: J. McIver Weatherford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307407153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

View: 9747


A magnificently researched history of the ruling women of the Mongol Empire, this work reveals their struggle to preserve a nation that shaped the world.

Ancient Queens

Author: Sarah M. Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103467

Category: History

Page: 200

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Shedding new light on the division of power, the essays in this volume explore the variety of roles and assumptions about queens from the Americas to Eurasia. Together they provide a global tour of archaeological and historical queens that illustrate the intersection of gender and power in archaeology.

Expressions of Gender in the Altaic World

Author: Münevver Tekcan,Oliver Corff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110748789

Category: History

Page: 247

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This collection of papers explores the facets of gender and sex in history, language and society of Altaic cultures, reflecting the unique interdisciplinary approach of the PIAC. It examines the position of women in contemporary Central Asia at large, the expression of gender in linguistic terms in Mongolian, Manju, Tibetan and Turkic languages, and gender aspects presented in historical literary monuments as well as in contemporary sources.

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews the Secret History of the Mongol Queens

Author: Ryan Arring

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458853248

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

History vs Women: The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know

Author: Anita Sarkeesian,Ebony Adams

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250146720

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains Women are, and have always been, all these things and more. Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.

The History of Money

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0307556743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4614


“If you’re interested in the revolutionary transformation of the meaning and use of money, this is the book to read!”—Charles R. Schwab Cultural anthropologist Jack Weatherford traces our relationship with money, from primitive man’s cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange. The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives—economic, political, and personal. “A fascinating book about the force that makes the world go round—the dollars, pounds, francs, marks, bahts, ringits, kwansas, levs, biplwelles, yuans, quetzales, pa’angas, ngultrums, ouguiyas, and other 200-odd brand names that collectively make up the mysterious thing we call money.”—Los Angeles Times

Women Shall Not Rule

Author: Keith McMahon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442222905

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 1901


Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the greatest challenges to polygamous harmony—rivalry between women and their attempts to engage in politics. Keith McMahon, a leading expert on the history of gender in China, draws upon decades of research to describe polygamous emperors and women rulers throughout Chinese history. Displaying rare historical breadth, his lively and fascinating study will be invaluable as a comprehensive and authoritative resource for all readers interested in the domestic life of royal palaces across the world.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307237818

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7299


New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Fire and Ice

Author: Richard L. Davis

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208977

Category: History

Page: 256

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