The Cult of Chinggis Khan
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June 20, 2022

The Cult of Chinggis Khan

What do you really know about Chinggis Khan? In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie Laumonier interviews Dotno Pount about the Mongol leader Chinggis Khan and what historians know about his life and afterlife. Dono’s research focuses on how after Chinggis’ death he was worshipped as a divine royal ancestor within Mongol society.

Dotno Pount is a PhD candidate at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to view her page.

Here are some of Dotno’s recommended readings:

Atwood, Christopher Pratt. Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire (FactsOnFile, 2004)

Hocart, A. M, Rodney Needham, and E. E Evans-Pritchard. Kings and Councillors: An Essay in the Comparative Anatomy of Human Society (University of Chicago Press, 1970)

Allsen, Thomas T. The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

The Medieval Grad Podcast is hosted by Lucie Laumonier. Lucie is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.

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The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle June 20, 2022 at 10:57AM

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