‘The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World’ finalist for The 2021 Cundill History Prize


‘The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World’

‘The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World’ by Marie Favereau has been announced as one of the three finalists for The 2021 Cundill History Prize.


Administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a distinguished jury, The Cundill History Prize honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.


Michael Ignatieff, 2021 Chair of the Jury, has said: "Marie Favereau’s ‘The Horde’ is a vividly written history on a vast canvas that enables us to see the Mongol conquerors of Asia and Europe through the eyes of the Mongols themselves. An amazing picture emerges of a mobile empire whose very flexibility, ability to integrate and work with alien peoples, accounts for their extraordinary historical impact."


Marie Favereau’s research for ‘The Horde’ was undertaken during her time as Research Associate for the major European Research Council project ‘Nomadic Empires’ at the University of Oxford, from 2014  to 2019. She is now Associate Professor of History at Paris Nanterre University.