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By Thomas T. Allsen

ISBN-10: 052160270X

ISBN-13: 9780521602709

ISBN-10: 0521803357

ISBN-13: 9780521803359

within the 13th century, the Mongols created an enormous transcontinental empire that functioned as a cultural 'clearing residence' for the previous international. lower than Mongol auspices a number of commodities, ideologies and applied sciences have been disseminated throughout Eurasia. the focal point of this path-breaking learn is the huge exchanges among Iran and China. The Mongol rulers of those old civilizations 'shared' the cultural assets in their nation-states with each other. the outcome was once a full of life site visitors in professional group of workers and scholarly literature among East and West. those exchanges ranged from cartography to printing, from agriculture to astronomy. The ebook concludes via asking why the Mongols made such heavy use of sedentary students and experts within the elaboration in their courtroom tradition and why they initiated such a lot of exchanges throughout Eurasia. it is a paintings of significant erudition which crosses new scholarly obstacles in its research of communique and tradition within the Mongol empire.

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