The Conquests of Genghis Khan
Twenty-First Century Books, 2008年1月1日 - 160 頁
Can one man really change the world? If that man is Genghis Khan, the answer is yes. Born around 1161, Temujin, as he was named, grew up in humble surroundings. As a teenager, he fled from enemy raiders, but he became a fearless—and feared—man who commanded an army of thousands and an empire of millions. In fact, by the mid-1200s Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire included much of the known world. Though he was responsible for the deaths of millions, he also showed tolerance for religious and cultural differences among the many peoples he conquered, and he brought stability and unification to a vast area where it had never before existed. Even today, the name Genghis Khan continues to instill fear in some and admiration in others. His election as Great Khan in approximately 1190 is surely one of history’s most pivotal moments.
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The baby's mother and father, Hoelun and Yesugei, named their newborn son Temujin, a name believed to have been that of a Tatar enemy recently defeated by the boy's father. Young Temujin was the newest member of a long line.
Temujin himself was the first-born child of Mongol chieftain Yesugei Baatar, also called Yesugei the Brave or Yesugei the Valiant. Temujin's mother, Hoelun, was a young woman from the Ongirad clan. She had become Yesugei's wife when ...
While the origin of Yesugei and Hoelun's marriage was hardly a story of traditional courtship, it was also not unusual for the time and place. In the Mongolian steppes, such unions were quite common. Hoelun appears to have been a strong ...
When Temujin was around nine years old, Yesugei decided that it was time to begin seeking a wife for his eldest son. Riding through the steppe, they spied tents belonging to the Ongirad people, a clan related to Hoelun by birth.
Yesugei rode off, leaving Temujin behind with Borte and her father to begin getting to know the family. But as Yesugei traveled toward home himself, he stopped for a rest at a Tatar clan. No one is certain why he made such a choice, ...
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Chapter Three Forging A Mongol Nation
Chapter Four The Foundations Of An Empire
Chapter Five Storming The Gates Of Cathay
Chapter Six A Wave Crashing Westward
Epilogue In The Great Khans Wake
Primary Source Research
Further Reading And Websites
About The AuthorPhoto Acknowledgments