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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It is almost impossible to exaggerate how important horses are in Mongol life, culture, and warfare. And they have held this exalted position for many centuries. In Asia the animals were first domesticated sometime around 4000 B.C. By ...
And the animals were also the source of another important traditional part of the Mongol diet—fermented mare's milk called airag or koumiss. Made in leather bags, this beverage contained valuable pro- tein and calcium.
In general, one of these women was the principal, or most important, wife. She and her children had higher status in the family than her hus- band's other wives and their children. In some situations, Mongol men treated their wives as ...
Mountains and their peaks—the places closest to Tenger and his sky realm—had special importance to the Mongols. People sometimes climbed to mountaintops to offer prayers for good fortune and guidance. When doing so, they showed their ...
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. No division existed between a civilian and a soldier in Mongol ...
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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