The Mongolian Chronicles

A Story of Eagles, Demons, and Empires

By (author) Allen Smutylo
Categories: Human figures depicted in art, The Arts: treatments and subjects, The Arts
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Hardcover : 9781773101330, 258 pages, October 2019

Description

In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes, grazing their herds and keeping an ancient practice alive: hunting not with traps or guns, but on horseback with golden eagles. The Mongolian Chronicles recounts a story of this untamed world, seen through the eyes of artist, writer, and traveller Allen Smutylo.

Awards

  • Long-listed, RBC Taylor Prize 2020

Reviews

"With the same patience and skill of a falconer, Smutylo guides us through a land, a history ... sharing it through original artwork and prose. This book is a beautiful blend of media — a well-crafted adventure travel memoir, illustrated with rich and vibrant paintings."

"In an age of collapsing cultural diversity, Smutylo offers a precious and personal glimpse into the Kazakh nomads of Mongolia's remote Altai region and their absolutely fascinating hunting eagles."

"The perfect guide for an unforgettable journey into Mongolia's ancient traditions and modern paths."

"With the same patience and skill of a falconer, Smutylo guides us through a land, a history ... sharing it through original artwork and prose. This book is a beautiful blend of media — a well-crafted adventure travel memoir, illustrated with rich and vibrant paintings."

- Bill Arnott

"The perfect guide for an unforgettable journey into Mongolia's ancient traditions and modern paths."

- Adrienne Mayor, author of <i>The Amazons</i>

"In an age of collapsing cultural diversity, Smutylo offers a precious and personal glimpse into the Kazakh nomads of Mongolia's remote Altai region and their absolutely fascinating hunting eagles."

- Bruce Kirkby, author of <i>The Dolphin's Tooth: A Decade in Search of Adventure</i>