From Genghis Khan to the arid wastes of the Gobi desolate tract, from the Soviet Union's so much Stalinist satellite tv for pc to the 1st Asian communist kingdom to embody democracy, Mongolia has constantly been a space of puzzle and dread to westerners. Studied at school as a part of the center curriculum, the Mongol Empire as soon as stretched throughout Asia from the Pacific Ocean to Kiev and Baghdad. nowa days, curiosity in Mongolia has been abruptly sparked by means of the hole up of the rustic after 70 years of isolation within the Communist block. this primary accomplished A-to-Z encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongols presents updated, exact, and readable entries on all points of this people's turbulent heritage and wealthy tradition, from prehistory to fashionable occasions. whereas specific emphasis is put on the Mongol Empire, entries hide the country's complete heritage and variety from geography to tradition and faith to personalities, battles, way of life, and folklore. This quantity is a brilliant first-stop for learn on Mongolia in addition to a priceless reference for these wishing to extend their wisdom of a zone that's, to such a lot westerners, unique and comparatively unknown.

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