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Genghis Khan & Making Of Moder : And the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan & Making Of Moder

And the Making of the Modern World

Paperback Published: 22nd March 2005
ISBN: 9780609809648
Number Of Pages: 352

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The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols' "Great Taboo" - Genghis Khan's homeland and forbidden burial site - tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world.

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"There is very little time for reading in my new job. But of the few books I've read, my favourite is Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things."
--Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India

"Reads like the Iliad. . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative."
--Washington Post

"It's hard to think of anyone else who rose from such inauspicious beginnings to something so awesome, except maybe Jesus."
--Harper's

"Weatherford's lively analysis restores the Mongol's reputation, and it takes wonderful learned detours. . . . Well written and full of suprises."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Weatherford is a fantastic storyteller. . . . [His] portrait of Khan is drawn with sufficiently self-complicating depth. . . . Weatherford's account gives a generous view of the Mongol conqueror at his best and worst."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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What a refreshing read. I was amazed and inspired by what Ghengis Kan achieved and began to understand the full impact he has had on the modern world. Highly recommended.

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The Mongol Dynastiesp. ix
Introduction: The Missing Conquerorp. xv
The Reign of Terror on the Steppe: 1162-1206p. 1
The Blood Clotp. 3
Tale of Three Riversp. 31
War of the Khansp. 55
The Mongol World War: 1211-1261p. 79
Spitting on the Golden Khanp. 81
Sultan Versus Khanp. 108
The Discovery and Conquest of Europep. 132
Warring Queensp. 160
The Global Awakening: 1262-1962p. 193
Khubilai Khan and the New Mongol Empirep. 195
Their Golden Lightp. 218
The Empire of Illusionp. 241
Epilogue: The Eternal Spirit of Genghis Khanp. 266
Notesp. 273
A Note on Transliterationp. 287
Glossaryp. 289
Selected Bibliographyp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780609809648
ISBN-10: 0609809644
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd March 2005
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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