Chinggis Khan

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations, maps

Chinggis Khan

Michal Biran

In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative.
Hardback
9781851685028 (26 Apr 2007)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticised as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent in Central Asia even today. Covering Chinggis Khan's early career, his conquests, the enduring power of his descendents, and the numerous ways he is presented in different Muslim contexts, this accessible book provides a fascinating insight into one of the most notorious men in history.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations, maps

 

About the Author

Michal Biran is Associate Professor at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State in Central Asia (1997)

Reviews

"Michal Biran's study is thorough and extemely thought provoking… As an introduction to its subject, it should be considered as first choice"

- Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society