Chinggis Khan: Selected Readings

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Oneworld Publications, Sep 1, 2001 - Religion - 192 pages
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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User 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

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About the author (2001)

Michal Biran is Associate Professor at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State in Central Asia (1997)

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