KUBLAI KHAN by Kim Dramer


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A balanced look at the Great Khan who was so revered by Marco Polo during his travels in ""Cathay."" This entry in the ""World Leaders Past and Present"" series offers both the terrors and the triumphs of Kublai Khan's reign in China, his innovations (organizing and regulating the ceramics industry) and failures (ordering the creation of a new alphabet, which never caught on). Readable fare--though when dramatic re-creations such as Kublai's initiation as a Great Warrior are included, citing sources would lend credibility. Illustrated; further reading; chronology; index.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1990
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Chelsea House