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By Professor Urgunge Onon

There has lengthy been a necessity for a scholarly English variation of the nice thirteenth century old epic, the key background of the Mongols, the one surviving Mongol resource in regards to the empire. The booklet is principally in regards to the lifestyles and the profession of Chinggis Khan, his ancestors and his upward push to power.
Chinggis Khan used to be not just an army genius, but in addition an exceptional statesman and diplomat. via a mixture of armed strength and international relations, he controlled to merge the advanced process of alliances which existed among diversified tribes right into a strong confederacy that swept throughout so much of Eurasia, beginning in 1219.
Urgunge Onon's clean translation brings out the thrill of this epic with its wide-ranging commentaries on army and social stipulations, faith and philosophy, whereas ultimate devoted to the unique textual content. This absolutely annotated version is prefaced through a 36 web page creation environment the paintings in its cultural and ancient context.

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284. 80 One journey (ne’üri) was the equivalent of about ten miles, the ‘journey’ being that of the nomadic camp (see Eldengtei et al. 1980, p. 135). 81 Tünggelik or tönggelik is an adjectival form; it appears as tüngge, in noun form, in Section 177. , achna therum splendens or lasiagrostis splendens. For details, see Eldengtei et al. 1991, pp. 441–444. 42 THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOLS [7] Having reached the group, Dobun-mergen found a girl of true beauty and good reputation. Her name, Alan Qo’a,82 was well known; she had not yet been given to any man.

Cf. ) Ökin, ‘daughter’ or ‘girl’, can be rendered as ‘princess’. (Cf. , a queen who acts as advocate for 64 65 66 67 68 See See See See See the Golden History, Choiji 1984, p. 143, n. 3. the Golden History, p. 188, n. 8. Section 64. Section 74. Section 64. INTRODUCTION 35 innocent persons in the presence of the Qahan. 66 Kö’üt qad, ‘sons (of) qahans’, referred to those sons who would become qahans. 67 Ökin öchilten, ‘plea lady’, was a woman who acted as an advocate for innocent persons in the presence of the Qahan.

The bride had absolute rights over this dowry. (Eldengtei et al. 1980, p. ) (ii) Shitkül, which appears in Section 96, describes items given by the bride’s parents to the groom’s parents. The bride had no rights over these items. (Eldengtei et al. 1980, pp. ) (iii) Emüsgel, which also appears in Section 96, consists of items of clothing given by the bride to the groom’s parents when she meets them for the first time. (Eldengtei et al. 1980, p. ) 112 This ceremony consisted of hanging the complete skin, the head, and the hooves of an animal (ox, horse or sheep) on a pole as an offering to the ancestors.

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