The Resource The blue wolf: : a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan, (ebook)

The blue wolf: : a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan, (ebook)

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The blue wolf: : a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan
Title
The blue wolf:
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a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan
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eng
Summary
One of the world's most ruthless warriors, Chinggis Khan conquered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation. In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait, Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great desires and insatiable appetite for supremacy. Beginning with his birth in 1162, The Blue Wolf follows the crucial alliances that led to Chinggis Khan's great campaigns in North China, Bukhara, and Samarkand, as well as the state of Khorazm. The khan was obsessed with his ancestry, not knowing whether he was the descendent of the blue wolf (mythical progenitor of the Mongols and the noble Borjigin line) or merely the bastard son of a Merkid tribesman. For Inoue Yasushi, Chinggis's ancestral anxiety lies at the center of his relentless push for empire. He struggled with his paternity as intensely as he fought his battles, and his victories stood as proof that the brave warrior was a true Mongol. The question of paternity also formed the largest wedge between Chinggis and his eldest son, Jochi, a boy born in captivity and of similarly questionable heritage. Hailed for its sophistication and rich imagining of a remote world, The Blue Wolf puts a human cast on a legendary force that changed Asia and the world
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Midwest
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1907-1991
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Inoue, Yasushi
Dewey number
895.6/35
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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1950-
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  • Fogel, Joshua A.
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Weatherhead books on Asia
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Genghis Khan
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adult
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The blue wolf: : a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231517911
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11860939
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remote
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11860939
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MWT11860939
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The blue wolf: : a novel of the life of Chinggis Khan, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231517911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860939
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860939
System control number
MWT11860939
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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