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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For that teenager was the future Genghis Khan—the most powerful leader his Mongol people would ever know. Born as Temujin, he began life as a member of a small clan in eastern Asia and grew up in hum- ble and difficult surroundings.
Each Mongol group had its own male chieftain, a leader who was known as a khan. His realm was sometimes called a khanate. Some of a chieftain's main duties were settling 15 16 arguments among members of his clan, leading his warriors.
Tradition held that a Mongol leader remained in his position only so long as he fulfilled his duties well and commanded his people's respect. If and when he failed to live up to these expectations, his followers had the right to replace ...
For example, a chieftain might offer one of his wives to another leader as a token of friendship, trust, or gratitude. But in other ways, women were quite well respected in Mongol culture. Even the most powerful chiefs usually turned to ...
Old arguments could incite rivalry and a desire for revenge for years or even decades, especially when a leader's pride was at stake. But most battles erupted over competi- tion for territory, which was divided into provinces called ...
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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