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An age of empires, 1200-1750, Marjorie Wall Bingham

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An age of empires, 1200-1750
Title
An age of empires, 1200-1750
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Wall Bingham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Age of Empires includes some of the most colorful, ruthless, and restless figures in all of history. During this time Genghis Khan told his troops to "fall upon the enemy like falcons", Ivan the Terrible expelled Mongol invaders from Russia but murdered his own son in a fit of rage, and Babur the Tiger ruled India, combining ferocity on the battlefield with a love of books and poetry. It is a period of extremes: Muslim Turks tolerated Jews and Christians within the Ottoman Empire yet under the Habsburgs the devastating Thirty Years' War pitted Catholics against Protestants. Lithuanian society was remarkably open, granting women the right to own property and decide their religious beliefs while Spanish and Portuguese colonizers enslaved Native Americans and Africans in Peru and Angola. Beautifully illustrated and filled with maps and primary sources, The Age of Empires captures both the historical sweep and vivid details of this transformative period. From Marco Polo's eyewitness account of an opulent Chinese banquet to a missionary's sermon denouncing Spanish atrocities in the Caribbean, these documents bring the era dramatically to life. They show how the spread of empires meant new lands and great wealth for the conquerors, and death, destruction, and slavery for the conquered. But The Age of Empires also shows how, in their relentless outward expansions, imperial rulers brought vastly different peoples into contact, opening new trade routes and stimulating intellectual development, as cultures exchanged both goods and ideas. In these ways as well as others, the Age of Empires is the beginning of our own age
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D202
  • H3.11
LC item number
  • .B46 2005
  • .O50m 2006 Grade 7 Book 4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medieval & early modern world
Target audience
juvenile
Label
An age of empires, 1200-1750, Marjorie Wall Bingham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [150]-152) and index
Contents
Not your average empires -- The end of the world? : dealing with the Mongols -- Beset on all sides, Poland/Lithuania -- Troubled times, troubled tsars : Russia -- The real Mughals, not the reel Moguls, India -- The Ottoman empire, the Turks triumph -- Istanbul is Constantinople, revival on the Dardenelles -- Sea and spices, Portugal -- The Spanish mission, go further! -- The Habsburg empire, marriage is the best policy -- Manchu overlay, Chinese core
Control code
2500336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9780195178395
Lccn
2004030009
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57342056
  • (OCoLC)57342056
Label
An age of empires, 1200-1750, Marjorie Wall Bingham
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [150]-152) and index
Contents
Not your average empires -- The end of the world? : dealing with the Mongols -- Beset on all sides, Poland/Lithuania -- Troubled times, troubled tsars : Russia -- The real Mughals, not the reel Moguls, India -- The Ottoman empire, the Turks triumph -- Istanbul is Constantinople, revival on the Dardenelles -- Sea and spices, Portugal -- The Spanish mission, go further! -- The Habsburg empire, marriage is the best policy -- Manchu overlay, Chinese core
Control code
2500336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
157 p.
Isbn
9780195178395
Lccn
2004030009
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57342056
  • (OCoLC)57342056

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