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Genghis Khan: Cartography and Power

Chinggis Khan seated with his sons

Chinggis Khan seated, with his sons Jöchi and Ögödei on the left. From Rashid ad-Din's Manuscript, Jami al-Tawarikh, early 14th century. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

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Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Genghis Khan
Great Khan
Chinggis Khaan or Khan
Temüjin Borjigin
Mongol Empire

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