Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, Jan 17, 2004 - History - 230 pages
Genghis Khan's armies breached the Great Wall of China, captured Beijing, and crushed all resistance in Afghanistan, Persia and Southern Russia by ruthless massacres and pillage. His armies also invaded Europe. Yet until now no historically reliable book about him has been written for a popular audience. This book analyses how Genghis Khan was able to unite the primitive Mongol tribes of the harsh Siberian steppes and organize them into highly mobile and disciplined troops. It shows how he created a regime so strong that his son was able to extend the conquests after the death of Genghis Khan himself. Leo de Hartog pays particular attention to the little-studied Mongol invasion of Europe and explores Europe's contacts with the great Khan.
 

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Genghis Khan was the first in history to unite the various Central Asian tribes into a single Mongol nation and then set in motion the creation of the largest single empire the world has ever known ... Read full review

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Please don't speak about one of the world's most modernistic leaders of their time. When he was done conquering his oppressors he outstretched a hand in trade to the west and they murdered his caravan, he sent another one they murdered them again and he attacked. He allowed freedom of religion. Most writings about him were from the Chinese Middle East and Europe who painted him as a devil since he was the one trying to break orthodox belief and unify the world. He united nations meaning technology, meaning that if he wasn't alive we would probably be starting to understand electricity. "The Franciscan monk John of Plano Carpini, who visited
Mongolia in 1246, was greatly impressed by the discipline. According
to him the Mongols showed more submission and obedience than the
clergy in Europe. Disputes and differences were always settled
amicably."(Pg. 37 Genghis Khan Conqueror of the World)
 

Contents

The rise of a young chief of the Borjigins
12
Ruler of all tribes living in felt tents
24
Genghis Khans code of laws
35
The Mongol army
42
The rapacious barbarians at Chinas
55
The prelude
78
The hurricane from the east
94
The great raid
116
The world conqueror and his empire
139
In the footsteps of the father
149
The Mongol invader in Europe
164
The last phase of unity
182
The Qara Khitai kingdom 11351218
198
Notes
205
Bibliography
219
Index
225

After the storm
124
The last campaign
133

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About the author (2004)

Leo de Hartog is a Dutch specialist on Mongol history. David McDowall is an expert on the Middle East and an author of the bestselling 'A Modern History of the Kurds' (IBT).

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