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Allsen, Thomas T.

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Works: 19 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 3,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Military history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
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Most widely held works by Thomas T Allsen
Culture and conquest in Mongol Eurasia by Thomas T Allsen( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that functioned as a cultural "clearing house" for the Old World. Under Mongol auspices various commodities, ideologies, and technologies were disseminated and displayed across Eurasia. The focus of this path-breaking study is the extensive exchanges between Iran and China. The Mongol rulers of these two ancient civilizations "shared" the cultural resources of their realms with one another. The result was lively traffic in specialist personnel and scholarly literature between East and West. These exchanges ranged from cartography to printing, and from agriculture to astronomy. Unexpectedly, the principal conduit of this transmission was an obscure Mongol tribesman, Bolad Aqa, who first served Chinggisid rulers of China and was then posted to Iran where he entered into a close and productive collaboration with the famed Persian statesman and historian. Rashid al-Din. The conclusion of the work examines why the Mongols made such heavy use of sedentary scholars and specialists in the elaboration of their court culture and why they initiated so many exchanges across Eurasia. The book is informative and erudite. It crosses new scholarly boundaries in its analysis of communication and culture in the Mongol Empire and promises to become a classic in the field."--Jacket
The royal hunt in Eurasian history by Thomas T Allsen( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China. Besides marking elite status, royal hunts functioned as inspection tours and imperial progresses, a means of asserting kingly authority over the countryside. The hunt was, in fact, the 'court out-of-doors', an open-air theater for displays of majesty, the entertainment of guests, and the bestowal of favor on subjects. In the conduct of interstate relations, great hunts were used to train armies, show the flag, and send diplomatic signals. Wars sometimes began as hunts and ended as celebratory chases. Often understood as a kind of covert military training, the royal hunt was subject to the same strict discipline as that applied in war and was also a source of innovation in military organization and tactics. Just as human subjects were to recognize royal power, so was the natural kingdom brought within the power structure by means of the royal hunt. Hunting parks were centers of botanical exchange, military depots, early conservation reserves, and important links in local ecologies. The mastery of the king over nature served an important purpose in official renderings: as a manifestation of his possession of heavenly good fortune he could tame the natural world and keep his kingdom safe from marauding threats, human or animal. The exchanges of hunting partners - cheetahs, elephants, and even birds - became diplomatic tools as well as serving to create an elite hunting culture that transcended political allegiances and ecological frontiers. This sweeping comparative work ranges from ancient Egypt to India under the Raj. With a magisterial command of contemporary sources, literature, material culture, and archaeology, Thomas T. Allsen chronicles the vast range of traditions surrounding this fabled royal occupation." --book jacket
Mongol imperialism : the policies of the Grand Qan Möngke in China, Russia, and the Islamic lands, 1251-1259 by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commodity and exchange in the Mongol Empire : a cultural history of Islamic textiles by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Allsen investigates the significance of cloth and colour in the political cultures of Islam, Iran, the steppe peoples, and China, thereby illuminating the cultural dynamics which condition the act of borrowing. His conclusion places the transmission of Muslim textiles and clothing culture to China within the broader context of the history of the Silk Road, the primary link in East-West cultural communication during the pre-modern era. The book promises, therefore, to be of interest not only to students of Middle Eastern and Asian history, but also to geographers, anthropologists, art historians, and textile specialists
The steppe and the sea : pearls in the Mongol Empire by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Thomas T. Allsen's analysis, pearls illuminate Mongolian exceptionalism in steppe history, the interconnections between overland and seaborne trade, recurrent patterns in the employment of luxury goods in the political cultures of empires, and the consequences of such goods for local and regional economies
Politics of Mongol imperialism : centralization and resource mobilization in the reign of the Grand Qan Möngke, 1251-59 by Thomas T Allsen( )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquest and culture in Mongol Eurasia by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the thirteenth century the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that functioned as a cultural "clearing house" for the Old World. Under Mongol auspices various commodities, ideologies, and technologies were disseminated and displayed across Eurasia. The focus of this path-breaking study is the extensive exchanges between Iran and China. The Mongol rulers of these two ancient civilizations "shared" the cultural resources of their realms with one another. The result was lively traffic in specialist personnel and scholarly literature between East and West. These exchanges ranged from cartography to printing, and from agriculture to astronomy. Unexpectedly, the principal conduit of this transmission was an obscure Mongol tribesman, Bolad Aqa, who first served Chinggisid rulers of China and was then posted to Iran where he entered into a close and productive collaboration with the famed Persian statesman and historian. Rashid al-Din. The conclusion of the work examines why the Mongols made such heavy use of sedentary scholars and specialists in the elaboration of their court culture and why they initiated so many exchanges across Eurasia. The book is informative and erudite. It crosses new scholarly boundaries in its analysis of communication and culture in the Mongol Empire and promises to become a classic in the field." -- Bookjacket
The king's dictionary : the Rasûlid Hexaglot--fourteenth century vocabularies in Arabic, Persian, Turkic, Greek, Armenian, and Mongol by ʿAbbās ibn ʿAlī Al- Malik al-Afḍal( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aden, of old one of the main Eurasian ports for goods from China, Southeast Asia and India on their way to the Mediterranean lands, was controlled during the 13th - 15th centuries by the Rasūlid dynasty. One of their kings, al-Malik al-Afdal al-Abbās b. Alī (1363-1377) wrote multilingual glossaries (vocabularia) of extraordinary importance, universally termed the Rasūlid Hexaglot. This work presents the translation, commentary, and explanation of the socio-historical context
Technician transfers in the Mongolian empire by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift for Thomas T. Allsen in celebration of his 75th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and Conquest in Mongolian Eurasia by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cloth, color and cultural transmission in the Mongolian Empire by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The circulation of military echnology in the Mongolian Empire by Thomas T Allsen( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Mongols in East Asia, twelfth-fourteenth centuries : a preliminary bibliography of books and articles in western languages by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mongolian princes and their merchant partners, 1200 - 1260 by Thomas T Allsen( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi VI 1986 [1988]( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baron Ungern and Mongolia, 1920-1921 by Thomas T Allsen( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mongol census taking in Rusʹ, 1245-1275 by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mongols in East Asia, 12th - 14th centuries : a preliminary bibliogr. of books and articles in Western languages by Thomas T Allsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Allsen, Thomas Theodore

Allsen, Thomas Theodore, 1940-

Thomas Theodore Allsen American Mongolist

Thomas Theodore Allsen Amerikaans mongoloog

Thomas Theodore Allsen United-States Mongolist

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English (100)

Spanish (1)