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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He became a great conqueror, forming the largest empire the world had yet seen—larger than that of Alexander the Great or of the ancient Roman Empire's massive realm. His impact on the world around him was enormous, and that impact ...
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.
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 ...
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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