From Genghis Khan to the arid wastes of the Gobi wilderness, from the Soviet Union's so much Stalinist satellite tv for pc to the 1st Asian communist state to embody democracy, Mongolia has consistently 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 without notice sparked through the outlet 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, actual, and readable entries on all points of this people's turbulent historical past and wealthy tradition, from prehistory to fashionable occasions. whereas specific emphasis is put on the Mongol Empire, entries conceal the country's complete historical past and diversity from geography to tradition and faith to personalities, battles, everyday life, and folklore. This quantity is a smart first-stop for examine on Mongolia in addition to a necessary reference for these wishing to extend their wisdom of a area that's, to so much westerners, unique and comparatively unknown.

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