The Secret History of the Mongol QueensASIAN ART MUSEUM
The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. The daughters of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean.
Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section about the queens from the "Secret History of the Mongols," erasing their names from the historical record.
With "The Secret History of the Mongol Queens," a groundbreaking and magnificently researched narrative, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.
Jack Weatherford is the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World, The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, and The History of Money, among other acclaimed books. A specialist in tribal peoples, he was for many years a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and now divides his time between the United States and Mongolia. he was awarded the Order of the Polar Star, Mongolia’s highest national honor for foreigners.
- Author: Jack Weatherford
- Published 2011
- 336 pages, softcover
- 8 X 5 1/4 inches