Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times

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University of California Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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Living from 1215 to 1294 Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. Here for the first time is an English-language biography of the man. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch.
  

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User Review  - Amanda Mecke - Goodreads

Morris Rossabi is one of the best scholars of Asian and Mongolian history writing today. If you ever liked Coleridge or wondered what Marco Polo's life was really like, you'll both enjoy and learn a lot from this biography. Read full review

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User Review  - Raleighhunter - Goodreads

Excellent book. Shows a Chinese saying, "It doesn't matter where the Chinese ruler comes from, he will always become Chinese.", unfold in a ruler's life. Excellent story telling of a historical figure. Read full review

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Contents

1 The Early Mongols
1
2 Khubilai Emerges
22
3 The Great Khan
53
4 The Conqueror
76
5 The Emperor of China
115
6 The Cultural Patron
153
7 Mismanagement and the Chinese Response
177
8 Decline of an Emperor
206
Notes
233
Glossary of Chinese Characters
275
Bibliography of Works in Western Languages
281
Addenda to Bibliography of Works in Western Languages
306
Bibliography of Works in Oriental Languages
311
Index
319
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About the author (1988)

Morris Rossabi is Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

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