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The Secret History Of The Mongols by Arthur Waley
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If The Secret History is what you're after, Waley only gives extracts. As he says himself, "Of The Secret History, I have translated only the parts founded on story-teller's tales." Whatever he means by that, it's loose translation, story-style. He says he doesn't believe in its historical value, so you won't get the text as document here.

There are other texts - mostly Chinese, but also Ainu - and essays. I like the little piece 'Blake the Taoist'.

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Finished Reading
January 10, 2012 – Shelved
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget
May 1, 2013 – Shelved as: secret-history
August 19, 2018 – Shelved as: steppe-history

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