The Mongol Period: History of the Muslim World

Arthur Waldron


Markus Wiener Pub

First published by E.J. Brill (The Netherlands) in 1969 as Geschinchte der Islamischen Lander, this volume is still one of the few studies to deal authoritatively, comprehensively, and clearly to the non-specialist, with the Mongols. It provides a lucid account of the empires of the two greatest Mongol empire-builders, Jingiz (Genghis) Khan and Timur (Tamerlane), and their successor states in Western Eurasia. Arthur Waldron's new introduction discusses the contribution of the Mongols and other nomadic societies to world history.