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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Its dense forests and long winters make traveling through the region difficult. In the time of Genghis Khan, these features of the land- scape offered Mongolia natural defenses against enemies and invaders.
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This knowledge was especially valuable in conflict with settled groups who were not so accustomed to traveling extensively through the region. 21 22 SIGNIFICANT SOURCES One of most important primary sources about.
A forested region was also close by, offering both shelter and sup- plies such as wood for building gers and making weapons. Yesugei's clan of Borjigin Mongols held this desirable area. But competing clans and non-Mongol groups lived ...
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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