By Linda Komaroff
This ebook bargains a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and jap Asia within the aftermath of Genghis Khan's disruptive invasions of the early 13th century, targeting the numerous cultural, social, spiritual and political alterations that of their wake. the problems thought of crisis paintings, governance, international relations, trade, court docket lifestyles, and concrete tradition within the Mongol global empire as initially provided at a 2003 symposium on the la County Museum of paintings and now distilled during this quantity. This number of 23 papers through a few of the major experts within the box demonstrates either the scope and the intensity of the present kingdom of Mongol-related experiences and should definitely encourage and impress extra learn. The textual content is profusely illustrated by means of 30 colour and 112 black-and-white illustrations. participants are: Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom, Devin DeWeese, Teresa Fitzherbert, Bert G. Fragner, Robert Hillenbrand, Dietrich Huff, Ralph Kauz, Linda Komaroff, Dickran Kouymjian, Mark Kramarovsky, Donald P. Little, Charles Melville, David Morgan, Bernard O'Kane, Judith Pfeiffer, George Saliba, Noriyuki Shiraishi, Marianna Shreve Simpson, Eleanor Sims, John Masson Smith Jr., Abolala Soudavar, Oliver Watson and Elaine Wright.