Genghis Khan: His Life and Legacy
December 1993, Wiley-Blackwell
1. The Origins and Boyhood Years of Genghis Khan (Temuchin).
2. Rise to Supremacy on the Steppe.
3. Genghis Khan: Ruler of the Mongol Empire.
4. Personality and Achievements.
5. The Structure of the World Mongol Empire.
Map of Campaigns.
Thomas Nivison Haining CMG served for over 30
years in the diplomatic service, including as Ambassador to
Mongolia. He is currently an honorary Research Associate in History
at the University of Aberdeen.
Author of the new introduction:
Morris Rossabi is Professor of History at the City University of New York and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
- The definitive biography of Genghis Khan
- Widely praised for its command of the primary sources –
Chinese, Mongolian, Persian, and European
- The only biography of Khan conforming to modern standards of
- Includes illustrations, maps, chronology and dynastic tables to
help orientate the reader
- A new introduction by Morris Rossabi, Professor of History at the City University of New York and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/genghiskhan
<!--end-->"But for Paul Ratchnevsky this corner of history
would remain largely unavailable to the West. The debt to the
author is enhanced by Thomas Haining's splendid and untiring work
in rendering the original book into English." Times Higher
"If anyone could bring us close to the mystery of Genghis Khan's
achievements, it was the late Paul Ratchnevsky." London Review
"The translation is excellent. Mr Haining is to be congratulated
on his contribution to what is in many respects an improvement even
on Ratchnevsky's splendid work." Royal Asiatic Society
"The most significant post-war study of Genghis Khan.
Ratchnevsky had exemplary linguistic and historiographical skills
enabling him to draw on a very wide range of original sources.
Thomas Nivison Haining, the translator and editor of the English
version, has done a fine job in trimming the notes while
maintaining their principal import, to produce a work of value both
for the informed general reader and for specialists." Asian
"This is the most exciting book I have read for a long time ... A book that no serious Mongolist should be without. The general reader will find it absorbing and informative." The Anglo Mongolian Society Newsletter