The growing importance of Central and Inner Asia and the Silk Road is much discussed at present. This book compares the nature of present day networks in these regions with the patterns of similar connections which existed at the time of the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century and its successor states. It considers settlement patterns, technology and technology transfer, trade, political arrangements, the role of religion and the impact of the powerful states which border the region. Overall, the book demonstrates that the Mongol Empire anticipated many of the networks and connections which exist in the region at present.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

Rise of Chinggis Khan

chapter 2|24 pages

Institutional framework of Mongol Eurasia

chapter 3|21 pages

The place of religion in Mongol Eurasia

chapter 4|25 pages

Mongol cities of Eurasia

chapter 6|14 pages

Echoes of the past in present day Eurasia

chapter |3 pages