Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, and: The Mongols and the West, 1221–1410, and: Daily Life in the Mongol Empire, and: The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century (review)

@article{Ostrowski2007EncyclopediaOM,
  title={Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, and: The Mongols and the West, 1221–1410, and: Daily Life in the Mongol Empire, and: The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century (review)},
  author={Donald Ostrowski},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={431 - 441}
}
  • D. Ostrowski
  • Published 20 June 2007
  • Art
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
Although the history of what David Christian has called “Inner Eurasia” may seem less than relevant to many who study Russia, being aware of steppe history and culture is of potential importance for understanding Russian history and culture. Russia existed in the context of Eurasian influence flows, not isolated from them. The books reviewed here can assist one in better understanding that context. Some years ago, as a result of the number of books in my library exceeding the amount of space… 
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