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.
Some men—especially the wealthiest and most powerful in a group—had multiple wives. 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 ...
She had become Yesugei's wife when Yesugei, with the help of his brothers, had kidnapped Hoelun from her new husband, a member of the Merkit tribe. Hoelun is said to have cried out for her former hus- band as she was carried off and ...
Temujin also had two half brothers, born to Yesugei's second wife. One of Temujin's closest companions as a boy was his brother Kassar, who was younger by about two years. Kassar was renowned among the clan's youths for his unusual ...
When Temujin was around nine years old, Yesugei decided that it was time to begin seeking a wife for his eldest son. Riding through the steppe, they spied tents belonging to the Ongirad people, a clan related to Hoelun by birth.
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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