Steppe Empires and Silk Roads: Historical Sources on the World of Genghis Khan
By George Lane (Editor)
Covering over 500 years of history of Greater Iran and the Mongol Empire, approximately 1000 CE until 1500 CE, the encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the primary and secondary resources of this period of Asian history, for students and scholars alike. Collected together in an easy-to-use encyclopedia format, entries on the people, places, and politics of the period bring this region to life. Using primary and secondary resources to trace medieval Central Asian history through time, the author shows readers how our understanding of this history has developed over time, and what differing views still exist among scholars today. Entries included in this title are: Rashid al-Din; Arghun Khan; Armenia; Astrology; Baghdad; Cathay; Feasting in the Yuan Court; Kabul; Medicine; Mongols; Old Man of the Mountains; Marco Polo; Rumi; Saljuqs; Saracens; Sufis; Tatars; Tehran; Timur; and, more.
GEORGE LANE teaches in the Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He contributed to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life (Greenwood, 2004), and is the author of Ghengis Khan and Mongol Rule (Greenwood, 2004) and Early Mongol Rule in 13th Century Iran (2003).