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The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan. Translated, annotated, and with an introduction

The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan. Translated, annotated,... Book Review The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan. Translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Urgunge Onon. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7007-1335-2. 298 pp. The Secret History of the Mongols ( Mongol-un nigucha tobchiyan ) is the earliest surviving Mongol chronicle about Chinggis Khan (1162–1227) and the Mongol empire. It has been translated into many languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish and Russian. Professor Urgunge Onon published an earlier English translation of the History in 1990 as The History and the Life of Chinggis Khan (Leiden: E. J. Brill). This was the third English translation, after those by Igor de Rachewiltz and Francis Woodman Cleaves. The surviving versions of The Secret History of the Mongols are written in the Mongolian language but transcribed in Chinese characters. There are only three such versions. An authoritative critical version of The Secret History of the Mongols based on the three versions was done by Eldengtei and Uyundalai ( Meng-gu mi-shi jiao-kan ben . Huhhot: Nei Meng-gu ren-min chu-ban-she, 1980), and a transcribed version from Chinese characters into the Mongolian script, with revisions and annotations, was published by Eldengtei and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan. Translated, annotated, and with an introduction

Inner Asia , Volume 4 (1): 167 – Jan 1, 2002

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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Review The Secret History of the Mongols: The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan. Translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Urgunge Onon. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7007-1335-2. 298 pp. The Secret History of the Mongols ( Mongol-un nigucha tobchiyan ) is the earliest surviving Mongol chronicle about Chinggis Khan (1162–1227) and the Mongol empire. It has been translated into many languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish and Russian. Professor Urgunge Onon published an earlier English translation of the History in 1990 as The History and the Life of Chinggis Khan (Leiden: E. J. Brill). This was the third English translation, after those by Igor de Rachewiltz and Francis Woodman Cleaves. The surviving versions of The Secret History of the Mongols are written in the Mongolian language but transcribed in Chinese characters. There are only three such versions. An authoritative critical version of The Secret History of the Mongols based on the three versions was done by Eldengtei and Uyundalai ( Meng-gu mi-shi jiao-kan ben . Huhhot: Nei Meng-gu ren-min chu-ban-she, 1980), and a transcribed version from Chinese characters into the Mongolian script, with revisions and annotations, was published by Eldengtei and

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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