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1120s Disestablishments: 1122 Disestablishments, 1125 Disestablishments, Liao Dynasty, Emirate of Tbilisi

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Published June 7th 2010
ISBN : 9781157723196
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28 pages
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Chapters: 1122 Disestablishments, 1125 Disestablishments, Liao Dynasty, Emirate of Tbilisi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you canMoreChapters: 1122 Disestablishments, 1125 Disestablishments, Liao Dynasty, Emirate of Tbilisi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Liao Dynasty (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: Liao Chao, Khitan language: Mos Jaelut), 907-1125, also known as the Khitan Empire ( pinyin: Qidn Guo, Khitan: Mos diau-d kitai huli gur), was an empire in East Asia that ruled over the regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, and parts of northern China proper. It was founded by the Yelu clan ( Yl, Khitan: Jalut, Jaelut) of the Khitan people in the same year as Tang Dynasty collapsed (907), even though its first ruler, Yelu Abaoji, did not declare an era name until 916. Although it was originally known as the Empire of the Khitan, the Emperor Yelu Ruan officially adopted the name Liao (formally Great Liao) in 947 (938?). The name Liao was dropped in 983, but readopted in 1066. Another name for China in English, Cathay, is derived from the name Khitan. This is also the origin of the Russian word for China, or Kitay, and that of several other East European languages. The Liao Empire was destroyed by the Jurchen of the Jin Dynasty in 1125. However, remnants of its people led by Yelu Dashi established Xi (Western) Liao Dynasty 1125-1220, also known as Kara-Khitan Khanate, which survived until the arrival of Genghis Khans unified Mongolian army. Liao funerary mask, 10th century.Since not many Khitan records survive, their early history is based primarily upon Chinese records, which are quite scant prior to the seventh century, though the earliest mention of their existence dates to the fourth century. The Khitan lived on the eastern slopes of the Greater Khingan Mountain range, within the eastern portions of present-day Inner Mongolia. The area is ideal for t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=235082