The Secret History of the Mongols (2 vols)
Translated with a Historical and Philological Commentary by Igor de Rachewiltz
Brill is proud to announce the paperback edition of the much-acclaimed standard work Secret History of the Mongols by Igor de Rachewiltz.
The 13th century Secret History of the Mongols, covering the great Činggis Qan’s (1162-1227) ancestry and life, stands out as a literary monument of first magnitude. Written partly in prose and partly in epic poetry, it is the major native source on Činggis Qan, also dealing with part of the reign of his son and successor Ögödei (r. 1229-41).
This true handbook contains an historical introduction, a full translation of the chronicle in accessible English, plus an extensive commentary. Indispensable for the historian, the Sino-Mongolist, the Altaic philologist, and anyone interested in comparative literature and Central Asian folklore.
The Secret History of the Mongols has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).