The History of the Mongols

Menggu yuan liu jian zheng [Jeweled Chronicle or Detailed History of the Mongols].

Eight juan in two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. stitching. [China: 1932].

A scholarly edition, edited by Zengshi Shen (1850-1922), the well-known historian, bibliophile, and calligrapher, and Ertian Zhang (1874-1945), historian at Yenching University.

Sagan Setsen (1604-62?), historian, was the nephew of Altan Khan and military aide to Ligden Khan. The present work, completed about 1662, is an important history of the rise, rule, and downfall of the Mongols. Originally written in Mongolian, it was later translated into Manchurian and Chinese; these earlier translations were inaccurate.

This text remains one of the best early histories of the Mongols and contains much on their social, religious, and folkloric activities.

Fine set, preserved in a hantao.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 7818

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