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The Mongols. Great Peoples of the Past Series

By Cartographic Staff of the National Geographic Society

Washington D. C.: National Geographic Society, 1996. Book. Very Good. No Binding. December 1996. 2 sided pictorial map 22 by 37 inches in color with 3 inset maps and extensive pictorial and textual historical information, a time line, a genealogical chart about the great khans and mini blurbs with illustrations titled: Mongol Khans and Their Legacy; Genghis Khan--Forging An Empire; Ogodei--Forging An Empire; Guyuk and Mongke--Rampage Through Asia; Kublai Khan--Ruler of the Celestial Kingdom; The Great Khans--Legacy of the Hordes; and, On the Road to War with the Great Khans. Folded to 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches. One half inch damp spot and two quarter-inch fold splits, otherwise Very Good. A virtual mini-encyclopedia on the Mongol people of the thirteenth century. The topographic map showing Central, South and East Asia is centered on 34 degrees N and 86 degrees E by orthographic projection and is on a scale of 1: 18, 500,000. It was produced as a Supplement to the National Geographic Magazine. Some of the illustrations are after a Persian manuscript held by the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Principal consultants were Morris Rossabi of Columbia University and Larry W. Moses of Indiana Univeristy..


The Muslim World: A Historical Survey. Part II The Mongol Period

By Spuler, Bertold

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1960. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Translated from the German by F.R.C. Bagley. First Edition. [vii], 125pp, folding colored map (with 3 inset maps), 3 tables, bibliography, 3 indices. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear and soil, occasional light pencil underlining, otherwise internally fine. Chapter headings include: Ilkhans in Persia, Mongols in Central Asia, The Golden Horde, The Bahri and Burji Mamluks in Egypt, India from Timur to Babar, Qara Qoyunlu and Aq Qoyunlu, Muslims in East Europe, Russian Rule on the Volga, The Crimea. A clear and concise account of the rise of Islam and its rapid expansion throughout the Near and Middle East and into the Far East.... (Ghani p 349). Bertold Spuler (1911- ) of Hamburg University, was a leading authority on the Mongols and Central Asia..


Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times

By Rossabi, Morris

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. xvii, 322pp, frontis portrait, 14 figures, 3 maps, Note on Transliteration, Glossary of Chinese Characters, Bibliography of Works in Western Languages, Bibliography of Works in Oriental Languages, Index. 8vo/23.5cm. Red cloth gilt in protected dj. NF/NF. Kublai Khan (1215-1294) Emperor of China and Khan of Khans of the Mongol domains was one of the more fascinating characters of Asian history. At the time of writing, Morris Rossabi was Director of the School of Chinese Studies at the China Institute in New York as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University and Queens College..