The Troubled Empire

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The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties
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Front cover of The Troubled Empire
Author Timothy Brook
Country United States
Language English
Genre History
Publisher Harvard University Press
(hardback, 2010);
Belknap Press
(paperback, 2013)
Publication date
8 June 2010; 11 Mar 2013
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
Pages 336 pp.
ISBN 9780674046023 (hardback);
ISBN 978-0674072534 (paperback)

The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties is a history book about life and events in China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties, between the Mongol invasion of the Confucian empire in the 1270s and the invasion by the Manchu from the Eurasian Steppe, following extreme cold and drought in the 1630s.[1]

The book is written by Timothy Brook, a distinguished[2] Canadian historian who specializes in the study of China (Sinology).[3]

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