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New PDF release: Culture and Customs of Mongolia (Culture and Customs of

By Timothy Michael May

ISBN-10: 0313087245

ISBN-13: 9780313087240

ISBN-10: 031333983X

ISBN-13: 9780313339837

The Gobi barren region, chilly mountainous areas, and vicious weather of Mongolia depart it with one of many lowest inhabitants densities on the earth. still, Mongolians are happy with their lengthy background, and hold even this present day their customs of the earlier. during this all-inclusive examine of up to date Mongolian existence, readers will know about nomadic life nonetheless practiced this present day. different subject matters coated contain Buddhism and different religions, literature, arts, food, costume, relatives lifestyles, fairs and rest actions, social customs, and way of life. can also comprises an summary of Chinggis Khan, the daddy of the Mongol Empire, and his legacy in Mongolian tradition at the present time. excellent for top institution and undergraduate scholars, this quantity is an important addition to library cabinets.

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In the interim, Guyuk’s mother, Toregene, served as regent. Once in power, Guyuk accomplished little in terms of conquest, as he died in 1248. His wife, Oghul-Qaimish, served as regent but did little to assist in choosing a new khan. Her inattention led to a coup, in which Mongke b. Tolui seized power with the backing of most of the Chinggisid princes in 1250. Under his reign, the Mongol armies were once again on the march. In 1256 he and his brother Kublai (d. 1295) led armies into the territory of China’s Southern Song (1126–1279), south of the Yangtze River, while Hulegu (d.

Naturally, the other Mongol princes did not agree, but Ligdan’s growing military might was persuasive, particularly to those near him. Ligdan also realized that the Manchus could be a threat not only to China, but to his own rule, as he tried to revitalize Mongolian imperial aspirations. As he attempted to assert his rule over the other Mongols, many resisted. Those bordering the Manchus found in them an entity that could assist them in maintaining their independence from Ligdan. When warfare finally broke out between the Manchus and Ligdan Khan, the Manchus emerged victorious.

Included in the drawings are images of not only what appear to be Ovis ammon, or Argali bighorn sheep, which still exist in Mongolia, and early camels, but also ostriches and elephants, indicating that at one point, the climate of Mongolia was much warmer. The early recorded history of Mongolia is one of pastoral nomadic confederations. These confederations were usually known by the dominant tribe of the confederation. The most important one during the ancient period was the Xiongnu, known more popularly in the West as the Huns.

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