By Paul D. Buell, Eugene N. Anderson
Paul D. Buell, Ph.D. (1977) in historical past, collage of Washington, Seattle, is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter on the Horst-Grtz-Stiftungs-Institut, Berlin. He has released widely at the heritage of the Mongols together with an old Dictionary of the Mongol global Empire (Scarecrow, 2003). E. N. Anderson, Ph.D. (1967) in Anthropology, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, collage of California, Riverside. a expert in ethnobiology and human ecology with broad box paintings, he's the writer of Floating international misplaced (University Press of the South 2007).Charles Perry, B.A. (1964) in heart East Languages, college of California, Berkeley, is a Los Angeles-based author focusing on the meals historical past of the Islamic international. His writings contain Medieval Arab Cookery (Prospect, 2000), with A.J. Arberry and Maxime Rodinson.
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And in Buell, 1980. 24 III. MONGOLS AS CULTURAL INTERMEDIARIES The Mongols are usually viewed in highly negative terms, due to the great wave of destruction which the establishment of their empire touched off. They also suffer from a strongly biased press. Most of our sources reflect the perspective of the conquered, rather than of the conqueror. They tend to exaggerate the ill effects of Mongol conquest and rule. As a result, positive Mongol contributions are less often recognized. In fact, Mongol rule resulted in important innovations in government, in military organization, in technology, in taxation, and even in weights and measures25 nearly everywhere they ruled.
The Jin dynasty proved unable to resist the Mongols successfully. 15 By 1207 much of what is now Inner Mongolia, with its large 14 See Paul Ratchnevsky, Cinggis–khan, sein Leben und Wirken, Münchener ostasiatische Studien 32 (Wiesbaden, 1983) and Paul D. Buell, “The Role of the Sino– Mongolian Frontier Zone in the Rise of Cinggis–qan,” in Studies on Mongolia, Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Mongolian Studies, ed. Henry Schwarz ( Bellingham, 1979), 63–76. 15 On Jin see M. V.
M. , The Topkapi Saray Museum: The Albums and Illustrated Manuscripts (Boston, 1986), 114–56; Jill Sanchia Cowen, Kalila wa Dimna: An Animal Allegory of the Mongol Court (New York and Oxford, 1989); and E. J. , Between China and Iran (London, 1985). There is now a large literature on the topic. 42 See Berthold Spuler, Die Mongolen in Iran, 3rd. edn. (Berlin, 1968), 88ff and passim; J. A. Boyle, “Dynastic and political history of the Il–Khans,” in J. A. Boyle, 1968: 303–421 (see 374ff). 43 See B.