Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Flexibility and Limitation in Steppe Formations: The Kerait Khanate and Chinggis Khan” as Want to Read:
Flexibility and Limitation in Steppe Formations: The Kerait Khanate and Chinggis Khan
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Flexibility and Limitation in Steppe Formations: The Kerait Khanate and Chinggis Khan

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This volume examines the circumstances that brought about the rise of the Mongolian empire. Twelfth-century Asia and the tribal politics of Inner Asia are examined on macro and micro levels. The study concentrates on the Keraits, one of the most powerful tribal peoples of Inner Asia during Chinggis Khan's early rise to power and one of the greatest losers in the ensuing po ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 20th 1998 by Brill Academic Publishers (first published January 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Flexibility and Limitation in Steppe Formations, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Flexibility and Limitation in Steppe Formations

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-11)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Bryn Hammond
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What ideology underlay the detribalization policies of Chinggis Khan?
What ideology did the old tribal order have – and those who stood against Chinggis, his sworn brother Jamugha, or the mysterious figure of Jaqa Gambu, brother of his ally-turned-enemy Toghrul Khan?

This is a reconstruction from the texts – one that very carefully tries to give back to obscure tribes and individuals on the steppe of the twelfth and early thirteenth century, their motivations, their beliefs, their commitments.

T
...more
Sunhu1234567
rated it really liked it
Oct 08, 2015
Ha-Mi Nguyen
rated it really liked it
Jun 04, 2013
Geoffrey Humble
rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2012
Danielle
marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2009
Jbondandrews
marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2009
Bülent Tanatar
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2012
Tsetsech
marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2014
Khánh Trình
marked it as to-read
Oct 24, 2014
Clint Dalrymple
marked it as to-read
May 12, 2016
Izz
marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
“I followed methods used by Francis W. Cleaves for reading texts. For him reading texts did not mean only using philological tools and methods to let the text speak for itself. It also meant reconstructing the historical context. This process then needed to be followed by an attempt to understand the text not only as a piece of workmanship and skill and scholarship but as something telling us about the sentiments, ideas, ideals of human beings. It was the person emerging from the text that made reading texts with Francis W. Cleaves so exciting. Following this method, I encountered the conflicts and tensions of those times and tried to show the complexity of a situation that we usually regard as primitive. I hope that I have been able to transmit some of this to my readers.” 0 likes
More quotes…