You are here
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (Paperback)
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
“A fascinating romp through the feminine side of the infamous Khan clan” (Booklist) by the author featured in Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan
“Enticing . . . hard to put down.”—Associated Press
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. The daughters of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean.
Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section about the queens from the Secret History of the Mongols, and, with that one act, the dynasty of these royals had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record.
With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, a groundbreaking and magnificently researched narrative, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.
About the Author
Jack Weatherford is the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World; Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World; The Secret History of the Mongol Queens; and The History of Money, among other acclaimed books. A specialist in tribal peoples, he was for many years a professor of anthropology at Macalaster College in Minnesota and divides his time between the US and Mongolia.
“Uplifting, entertaining history.”—Kirkus Reviews
Coming Events - Lively Times At All Three Stores
10/08/2022 - 11:00am
10/09/2022 - 2:00pm
10/10/2022 - 9:00am to 10/16/2022 - 6:00pm
KEENE ~ David Wedge presents his new book Riding with Evil: Taking Down the Notorious Pagan Motorcycle Gang"10/14/2022 - 6:00pm
10/15/2022 - 11:00am
10/15/2022 - 11:00am
10/20/2022 - 1:00pm
10/21/2022 - 4:00pm
12/03/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sign up for our emails
Enter your email address here to sign up for our occasional emails and you will automatically receive a 20% off coupon you can use on your next visit to one of our stores.