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.
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.
Enemy raiders descended on the Mongol camp, sending its frightened peo- ple running for cover. One teenaged Mongol leaped onto his horse and galloped into the wilderness. He took cover on the slopes of a nearby mountain called Burkhan ...
He was admired by his followers and hated by his enemies. But it was precisely this combination of violence and vision—of ferocity and audac- ity—that made him one of the globe's great conquerors.
In the time of Genghis Khan, these features of the land- scape offered Mongolia natural defenses against enemies and invaders. They also presented challenges to the region's inhabi- tants, however. Freezing winds rushed down from the ...
A wedding could bring different groups together, sometimes even creating new and beneficial bonds between former enemies. But it could also spark conflict. Women frequently became objects of competition and rivalry.
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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