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.
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).
Publisher: Oneworld Academic (December 1, 2012)
Length: 192 pages
"Michal Biran's study is thorough and extemely thought provoking… As an introduction to its subject, it should be considered as first choice"
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