Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred.
In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege.
From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bicyclewriter - LibraryThing
To be clear and fair, I love history books, so I'm likely to rate a history book high when it's well written, and this one is. I read the Iggulden novels about Genghis, and they were fun as novels ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Benedict8 - LibraryThing
I had thought that Genghis Khan was another one of those mad conquerors that we had read about in history, like Tamerlane, Attila the Hun or Hitler. However, his story is more interesting than that ... Read full review
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