Mongol Empire

HISTORY 100F

Spring 2017
Section: 
002
Instructor: 
Location: 
103 Moffit
Day & Time: 
MWF 12-1
Class Number: 
31929
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the Pre-Modern Requirement for the History Major.
  • For its enormity, wealth, and the brutality by which it was obtained, Chinggis Khan’s Mongol Empire has captured the imagination of the world. Yet the shadow of its legend obscures an historical reality of more than trivial pursuit, for perhaps more so than any other phenomenon, the Mongol Empire allows us a means to orient our understanding of world history. In its time it encompassed, whether politically, economically, or intellectually, everything, the known world as it was. Having done so, its history links occident and orient, ancient and modern, aristocratic and soteriological worlds, and rural and urban, settled and nomadic, and martial and civilian ways of life. In this course we will use period sources to examine the empire from numerous of its many facets, including its rise and fall, warfare, economics, government, science and religion, language, literature, and the arts.