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Modern Mongolia : reclaiming Genghis Khan (2001)

by Paula L. W. Sabloff

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Americans sometimes take for granted the benefits of living in a democracy. (Foreword by Jeremy A. Sabloff_
There was a time when ties between Mongolia and the United States were not close. (Foreword by Borjigid Sanduin Idshinnorov)
Mongolia is a country with a small population and large territory. (Preface and acknowledgements by Paula L. W. Sabloff)
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Mongolia, a country that evokes romantic curiosity on the part of American readers, has emerged from its former Soviet cocoon. It has achieved independence and democracy and it developing a 21st-century market economy. This book provide factual information about Mongolia and new ways of looking at Genghis Khan, whose ideals of nationhood and democratic principle are in practice now.

Modern Mongolia is unique in providing multiple perspectives -- Mongolian and American, anthropological and historical, scholarly and less formal -- about the country's recent developments in a highly readable style, richly illustrated with more than 120 full-color contemporary and archival photographs, both scenic and artifactual, and especially commissioned maps.

Readers of all ages seeking an accessible and picturesque presentation of Mongolian history and society will find Modern Mongolia a fascinating introduction.
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Foreword Jeremy A. Sabloff p. ix

Foreword Borjigid Sanduin Idshinnorov p. xi

Preface and acknowledgments Paula L. W. Sabloffpp.xiii-xvi
My Mongolia Munhtuya Altangerel pp. 1-29
The Twentieth Century: From Domination to Democracy Nasan Dashdendeviin Bumaa pp.31-63
Deel, Ger, and Altar: Continuity and Change in Mongolian Material Culture Eliot Grady Bikales pp.65-90
Genghis Khan, Father of Mongolian Democracy Paula L. W. Sabloff pp.92-119
Suggested Readings p,120
Index p.121

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Bibliography: p. [120]

"Published on the occasion of Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan, and exhibition organized by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in cooperation with the National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaator." T.p. verso
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"This book provides factual information about Mongolia and new ways of looking at Genghis Khan, whose ideals of nationhood and democratic principles are in practice now." "The book opens with an overview of Mongolia - its geography and history to 1900 - through the eyes of a young Mongolian, Munhtuya Altangerel. She emphasizes Mongolians' current views of Genghis Khan as a symbol of independence." "Dr. D. Bumaa, 20th-century historian at the National Museum of Mongolian History, then presents the exciting history of Mongolia's century-long struggle to establish independence, first from Manchu Chinese feudal overlords and then from Soviety Communists." "The assistant curator of the National Museum of Mongolian History, Eliot Grady Bikales, links the nation's 20th-century transformation to its material culture, focusing on changes in costume, housing, and the altar which accupied the place of honor in the yurt." "In the final chapter Dr. Paula L. W. Sabloff presents her anthropological research on the political culture of democracy in modern Mongolia - how it is inspired by the national hero, Genghis Khan, whose empire fluorished in the 13th century but whose influence can be felt in Mongolia's government and ideals today."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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