Chinggis Khan: Selected Readings
In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticized as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent in Central Asia even today. Covering Chinggis Khan's early career, his conquests, the enduring power of his descendents, and the numerous ways he is presented in different Muslim contexts, this accessible book provides a fascinating insight into one of the most notorious men in history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - saidshafik - LibraryThing
The author tries to focus on the positive impact of Chinggis Khan on the Muslim world. We all know Chinggis Khan was a bed news for Islam so I do wnat to see that positive side, especially if it come from a Jewish author in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Read full review