04 October 2005

Pacifying Religion

A History of Central Asia points out that the Mongol's conversion to Buddhism totally changed the Mongol people. When you think about it, the Mongolians of today don't seem much like the stories we read about the Mongols of the 14th century. Interesting what a mass conversion can do.


  1. A History of Central Asia? Is that a book? Can you please clarify your sources?

  2. Oh, I meant to say A History of Inner Asia. It was on my sidebar at the time, so I didn't feel a need to identify it further. I wrote a short review of it here: http://amiralace.blogspot.com/2005/10/history-of-inner-asia.htm