From Genghis Khan to the arid wastes of the Gobi desolate tract, from the Soviet Union's so much Stalinist satellite tv for pc to the 1st Asian communist state to include democracy, Mongolia has continuously been a space of poser and dread to westerners. Studied at school as a part of the middle curriculum, the Mongol Empire as soon as stretched throughout Asia from the Pacific Ocean to Kiev and Baghdad. nowa days, curiosity in Mongolia has been without notice sparked by way of the hole up of the rustic after 70 years of isolation within the Communist block. this primary finished A-to-Z encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongols presents updated, actual, and readable entries on all facets of this people's turbulent background and wealthy tradition, from prehistory to fashionable instances. whereas specific emphasis is put on the Mongol Empire, entries hide the country's whole background and variety from geography to tradition and faith to personalities, battles, way of life, and folklore. This quantity is a brilliant first-stop for study on Mongolia in addition to a important reference for these wishing to extend their wisdom of a zone that's, to such a lot westerners, unique and comparatively unknown.
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