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 image on the jacket and cover is a Persian illustration of Genghis Khan, preceeded in battle by his general, Jebe, during the invasion of the Khwarazam Empire. It is estimated to have been created in the fourteenth century.
16 arguments among members of his clan, leading his warriors into battle when necessary, and guaranteeing the safety of the ordu and herds. Nearly all Mongol khans came from noble families. Noble birth did not guarantee power or the ...
But in other ways, women were quite well respected in Mongol culture. Even the most powerful chiefs usually turned to their wives and mothers for advice and counsel. And some women rode alongside their husbands in battle.
But most battles erupted over competi- tion for territory, which was divided into provinces called aimags. Some land was desirable for strategic or defensive reasons. But most of the time, the areas of greatest value— 19 20 and most ...
In battle they were able to strike suddenly and retreat quickly. Bows and arrows were the Mongols' most important weapons, and they were skilled at shooting while riding. Some riders also carried other weaponry, such as swords and axes.
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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