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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Introduction

Summary

This book explores how the world’s most powerful court told the story of history’s greatest empire. It traces how in the late fourteenth century the newly established Ming court (1368–1644) in China crafted a narrative of the fallen Mongol empire. The Ming court used this narrative to advance its military, political, and diplomatic objectives by shaping the perceptions and actions of audiences at home and abroad.

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