The Christopher Brennan Library has many suitable books for this unit of work under 950.21 in the information collection.
The Mongols by Stephen Turnbull; Angus McBride (Illustrator)
Call Number: 950.21 TUR
Daily Life in the Mongol Empire by George Lane"[A] general history book that uses primary source material throughout. It introduces students to the importance of primary sources and stresses how these early texts provide the evidence and foundations for all the words, ideas, and thoughts that make up traditional history books. The excellent biographies, including one listing many of the translated primary source materials, ensure that this book will be an essential component in any library of the Mongol Empire." -- Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Call Number: 950.21 LAN
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire by Don NardoGenghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, brought the nomadic tribes of Mongolia together under his rule and then turned his attention beyond his borders. This volume chronicles the history of the ancient people of the steppes, the rise of Genghis Khan and reforms under his rule, his conquests in northern China and Western Asia, and the history of the Mongol people after Genghis Khan.
Call Number: 950.21 NAR
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Call Number: 950.21 WEA
China by W Scott Morton; Charlton M. Lewis
Call Number: 951 MOR
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Conquests, 1190-1400 by Stephen Turnbull
Article written by Mark Cartwright for Ancient History Encyclopedia, published 26 September 2019.
BBC Radio 4 Podcast - Chinese CharactersHe was the man with the pleasure dome, according to Coleridge, but in reality Kublai Khan didn't have so much time for pleasure. He was too busy running one of the most complex and cosmopolitan empires on earth. Kublai was ruler of the medieval Mongol empire, which became an example of how Chinese culture could be absorbed by a very different people. Kublai was a conqueror, who destroyed the previous Chinese dynasty, the Song. Yet he also ran China on highly ecumenical lines, appointing Muslims as provincial governors, while his subjects continued to practice Buddhism and Daoism. Not everyone loved him; an alienated elite excluded from government turned their hand to drama, producing a great era of Chinese playwriting - much of it aimed at the Mongol rulers. Kublai was a paradox: a great Chinese leader who wasn't actually Chinese.
Presenter: Rana Mitter
Producer: Ben Crighton
Researcher: Elizabeth Smith Rosser.