Morris Rossabi was the first to write this English-language biography on the man, Khubilai Khan. Rossabi’s book first goes into the Mongol history and how they started to emerge from the Steppes of Mongolia and how they were able to invade China with success. The rest of the book is on Khubilai Khan’s rule in China and how what he did as an Emperor for the Chinese culture and how the Mongol control in China crumbled after his death in A.D. 1294.
Rossabi does this well by starting how with telling about the Mongols first before jumping into Khubilai Khan. The Author
then goes into detail how Khubilai Khan then came to power. Together we should be as one and then finally the world will see that we are meant to be as one. He then brings this section up again later on in the book with the "Mismanagement and the Chinese Response"tm chapter. It was Khubilai Khan"tms court that the great European explorer, Marco Polo, reached and traded with. Sorghaghtani Beki was a remarkably intelligent woman and had high ambitions for her sons. Overall, Rossabi does a good job on this history of Khubilai Khan. Rossabi was the first man to create the heaven and earth and started checking out what the world would had been if he was not there. Rossabi seems to slug his way through the social and economic problems and programs that Khubilai Khan had. Rossabi also mentions that Khubilai Khan, when he became Emperor, also held a court that had many different types of thinkers and people of different beliefs. Rossabi even brings up Khubilai Khan"tms mother and what type of person she was. One day the world will know how we . He was able to take a figure that to the western mind was a mythical or legendary character. Rossabi, though somewhat dry, wrote a book that is filled with information about the man and the time that he lived in. While Rossabi does a great job of covering everything in Khubilai Khan"tms history, he makes the text dry. I hope he gets to go to his place because I"tmm very excited for him to be with me for the rest of my life.