The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century

Igor De Rachewiltz


The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century

The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century

  • Title: The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century
  • Author: Igor De Rachewiltz
  • ISBN: 9789004153646
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback

The Secret History of the Mongols The Secret History of the Mongols Traditional Mongolian Mong ol un ni u a tob iyan, Khalkha Mongolian , Mongolyn nuuts tovchoo is the oldest surviving literary work in the Mongolian language.It was written for the Mongol royal family some time after the death of Genghis Khan also known as Temujin The author is anonymous and probably Procopius The writings of Procopius are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian I.Procopius was the author of a history in eight books on the wars prosecuted by Justinian, a panegyric on the emperor s public works projects throughout the empire, and a book known as the Secret History that claims to report the scandals that Procopius could not include in his officially The Secret History of FEMA WIRED FEMA didn t start off as FEMA in fact, it has been reshuffled and reorganized than perhaps any other key agency in recent US history.Harry Truman started FEMA s forerunner, the Federal History United States Secret Service USSS History The United States Secret Service is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the country and ranks among the most elite in the world. History of The Secret The Secret Official Website Towards the end of , and following a string of traumatic events in her personal and professional life, Rhonda Byrne discovered a great secret a secret law and principle of the universe. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Greenwich Search for screenings showtimes and book tickets for Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood See the release date and trailer The Official Showtimes Destination brought to you by The Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast SHWEP Episode Naomi Janowitz on Jewish Magic and The Jewish Magi in Antiquity The Jews in antiquity were busy doing rituals of all sorts, many of which scholars want to call magical They were also seen by their neighbours as especially skilled at various ritual arts which the neighbours called magical. The Secret History Of Air Force One HISTORY This one hour special utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude Mind on Fire The past is never dead It s not even past, Faulkner observed, and with One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garca Mrquez made the presence of the past a condition of life in Apple Watch The Secret History of the iPhone Killer WIRED The inside story of the Apple Watch the people who made it, why it s important, and just how much the world s largest company has riding on it.



Brill is proud to announce the paperback edition of the much acclaimed standard work Secret History of the Mongols by Igor de Rachewiltz The 13th century Secret History of the Mongols, covering the great inggis Qan s 1162 1227 ancestry and life, stands out as a literary monument of first magnitude Written partly in prose and partly in epic poetry, it is the major nativBrill is proud to announce the paperback edition of the much acclaimed standard work Secret History of the Mongols by Igor de Rachewiltz The 13th century Secret History of the Mongols, covering the great inggis Qan s 1162 1227 ancestry and life, stands out as a literary monument of first magnitude Written partly in prose and partly in epic poetry, it is the major native source on inggis Qan, also dealing with part of the reign of his son and successor Ogodei r 1229 41 This true handbook contains an historical introduction, a full translation of the chronicle in accessible English, plus an extensive commentary Indispensable for the historian, the Sino Mongolist, the Altaic philologist, and anyone interested in comparative literature and Central Asian folklore The Secret History of the Mongols has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title 2005.


Recent Comments "The Secret History of the Mongols: A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century"

(I used the 2015 open-access e-book edition of de Rachewiltz's translation.) Something of a disappointment. One reads it looking for insight into the people and into how and why Genghis Khan rose from the ragged slave Temujin to the unifier of the Mongolian horse-archers and greatest conqueror the world has seen, the Great Khan. SHM offers little insight into either, focusing on a bare-bones narration heavy on toponyms and genealogy, interrupted occasionally by speeches laced with alliterative v [...]

Easily the best available translation of the classic Mongolian history. Though there are a few issues I have with de Rachewiltz's choice of words here and there, his interpretation of the genre of the SHM, and his arguments on the composition date, the fact remains that no one has yet to produce a better translation of The Secret History in English. Every Mongolist should own this, and anyone interested in the Mongol Empire or Mongolian history should read this, despite the hefty price tag. It i [...]

The edition I have is one bought in Mongolia. It does not have the lengthy introduction of the UK hardback, which can in any case be read by browsing the book on the site.The Secret History is a Mongol 18Bible 19 in twelve chapters. The first chapter deals with family history, the line of paternal descent of the Mongols of the Steppes, in particular that of the Borjigin, Temuchin 19s own clan. In some respects, it is not unlike parts of the Old Testament of Jews and Christians, wherein the orig [...]

My complaint with this edition of the Secret History -- unarguably the scholarly edition -- is how frequently, in the notes, he'll say 'this issue has been discussed by [insert names] so I won't comment on those lines of the text.' I'm an amateur Mongolist, at home, and for me, that's an intensely frustrating habit. It often means that this book in my hands is least useful on the most important passages - since these have most work done elsewhere (which may be less accessible and/or in other lan [...]

A superb resource for anyone interested in medieval Mongolia, and the life of Genghis [Chinggis] Khan.There are a number of versions of the 'Secret History' but this is by far the best in the English language, with decades of scholarship behind it.I thoroughly recommend this book.

Fascinating and incredibly detailed annotated edition of the Secret History. The introduction alone is fantastically informative.

Beyond epic.

I am Mongolian and proud of that. Mongolian all people read this book. This book is about Mongolian history in from 12th to 13th century and about Chinggis khan's ancestors.

Best translation into English.

Read an earlier edition published 1990 or earlier.


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