While the early history of the steppe nomad is shrouded in obscurity, The Empire of the Steppes brings both the general reader and the specialist the majestic sweep, grandeur and the overriding intellectual grasp of Grousset's original. Hailed as a masterpiece when first published in French in 1939, and in English in 1970, this great work of ...Read MoreWhile the early history of the steppe nomad is shrouded in obscurity, The Empire of the Steppes brings both the general reader and the specialist the majestic sweep, grandeur and the overriding intellectual grasp of Grousset's original. Hailed as a masterpiece when first published in French in 1939, and in English in 1970, this great work of synthesis brings before us the people of the steppes, dominated by three mighty figures--Atilla, Genghiz Khan, and Tamberlain--as they marched through ten centuries of history, from the borders of China to the frontiers of the West. The book includes nineteen maps, a comprehensive index, notes, and bibliography. The late Rene Grousset was director of the Cernuschi Museum and curator of the Muse Guimet in Paris, a member of the French Academy and author of many works on Asia Minor and the Near East.Read Less
Fair. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear. It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are shipped the same or the next day.
Good. 2nd printing, hardcover with dust jacket, tight, bright, pages clear and bright with tanning edges, shelf and edge wear, corners bumped, dust jacket rubbing, foxing and chipping, packaged in cardboard box for shipment, tracking on U.S. orders.
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. This is a Very History hardback in Near Fine condition with a Very Good+ jacket. c1973, 1st Edition, 3rd printing. This is an attractive black cloth spine on a mustard board book. It is in wonderful condition both inside and out. It is a solid & square book with a very bright and very clean cover. The edges and corners are all very good. Very nice spine ends. The pages are Very tight, bright & unmarked. No names. No highlighting. No remainder marks. The jacket, is also in nice condition, Very bright & clean. The top edge has a light wrinkle. There are some light ripples on the spine and Just some shelf wear. 687 pages.
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