Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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Three Rivers Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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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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The best book I've read in a very long time. Such a great book, excellent writing.
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Very good book. Really enjoyed reading it. Insightful, detailed and well researched ...

Contents

PART I
1
Tale of Three Rivers I 31
55
PART II
62
12111161
79
The Discovery and Conquest of Europe _2
160
8
195
9
218
The Empire of Illusion
241
The Eternal Spirit of Genghis Khan
266
A Note on Transliteration I
287
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About the author (2004)

JACK WEATHERFORD is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal people and the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization, and The History of Money.


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