Item description for Manchu-Mongol Relations on the Eve of the Qing Conquest: A Documentary History (Brill's Inner Asian Library) by Nicola Di Cosmo & Dalizhabu Bao...
In the seventeenth century the Manchu conquered the whole of China, replacing the Ming dynasty.
The original Manchu and Mongol documents selected for the this publication, translated and amply annotated, provide fascinating new information about the relations between Manchus and Mongols before the Manchu conquest of China.
They include diplomatic correspondence, military liaisons, legal cases, and records of tribute missions and present a detailed picture of the relative position of the various Mongol tribes vis--vis the future emperors of China.
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One of a Kind Apr 14, 2005
This book is perhaps the only collection of Mongol language sources of it's type. Scholarship of the last twenty years has emphasized the importance of non-Chinese sources for the study of early Qing history, but has largely overlooked the value of Mongol language sources. The work consists mostly of letters and other documents circulated between Hong Taiji, the leader of the Manchus, and various Mongol tribes during the period when the Manchus consolidated their power in Inner Mongolia. The documents are each clearly introduced and contextualized by the authors, but are presented individually and non-teleological. The only problem is that it does not seem to have been particularly well edited; there are a few strange typos.