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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English


  • Mongols -- History.,
  • China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesMongolian epic chronicle of the thirteenth century, Yuan chao bi shi.
Statementtranslated with a historical and philosophical commentary by I. de Rachewiltz.
SeriesBrill"s Inner Asian library -- 7
ContributionsRachewiltz, Igor de.
LC ClassificationsDS19 .Y7813 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (cxxvi, 1347 p., [2] folded leaves of plates) :
Number of Pages1347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22605645M
ISBN 109004131590, 9004135960, 9004135979

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