History Books By Topic

Learning About the Ancient Muslim Empire

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:


the Muslim Empire, Attila the Hun, Ottoman Empire,

Genghis Khan, Marco Polo

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)

(For learning about the history of the Middle East, I really enjoy this shockwave presentation by Maps-of-War.)


For Elementary Students:
Marco Polo for Kids by Janis Herbert:

Not a book, but a giant map filled with information, published by National Geographic:

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Hord by Harold Lamb:

Papa Piccolo, by Carroll Talley. Okay, this is a younger child’s picture book mostly about cats and Venice, but it does reference Marco Polo and I wanted to include it somewhere:



For High School Students:


What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


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