Books on the Genghis Khan the Founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire

Books on the Genghis Khan the Founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire

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Title: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Author(s): Jack Weatherford
ISBN 13: 9780609809648
Pages: 352
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Title: Genghis Khan

Jacob Abbott was a well-known 19th century historian who wrote biographies on various ancient leaders, including this one about Genghis Khan.
Author(s): Jacob Abbott
ISBN 13: 9781505863277
Pages: 104
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Title: Genghis Khan

Author(s): R. P. Lister
ISBN 13: 9780815410522
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Title: மைசூர் மகாராஜா

On the life and achievements of Genghis Khan, 1162-1227, Mongolian warrior-ruler.
Author(s): முகில்
ISBN 13: 9788183688659
Pages: 154
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Title: The Greatest Conquerors of the Middle Ages: Charlemagne, Saladin and Genghis Khan

*Includes maps of each conqueror's empire and pictures depicting the conquerors and other important people and places. *Discusses legends and controversies surrounding the lives, deaths, and legacies of the conquerors. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. The most famous man of the Middle Ages was probably Charlemagne, and few would argue that he was also the most important man during those centuries. Upon the death of his father, Pepin the Short, in 768, Charlemagne became King of the Franks, and he proceeded to create one of the largest European empires since the collapse of Rome. Through his conquests across Western Europe and Italy, Charlemagne became the first Holy Roman Emperor after a famous imperial coronation by Pope Leo III. In becoming the first Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne essentially established the new order on the European continent, thereby directly influencing how European politics and royalty proceeded in the coming centuries. As if to demonstrate how large he loomed in life, Charlemagne was numbered Charles I in Germany, France, and the Holy Roman Empire. Charlemagne is also viewed as having brought about the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture through the Catholic Church that predated the Italian Renaissance by centuries. The Carolingian Renaissance helped establish a uniform European culture, helping Charlemagne earn the title Father of Europe. In a world fascinated by men like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan is one of historys greatest and most famous conquerors. No man, before or since, has ever started with so little and gone on to achieve so much. From a noble family but raised in poverty that drove him to the brink of starvation, Genghis Khan rose to control the second-largest empire the world has ever known (the largest being, arguably, the British Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries), and easily the largest empire conquered by a single man. And while many empires disintegrate upon the death of an emperor, like Alexander the Greats, Genghis Khans empire endured and was actually enlarged by his successors, who went on to establish dynasties that in some cases lasted for centuries. Though history is usually written by the victors, history was largely written by those who Genghis Khan and Saladin vanquished. And while that meant Genghis Khan became widely reviled, it had the opposite effect on Saladin. Saladin is widely considered one of the greatest generals in history and one of the most famous leaders of the Middle Ages, but he remains a paradox, both in personal and in historical terms. A military genius, he first served other generals and was overshadowed, late in life, by his greatest rival, Richard I of England. He was far more admired by his Christian enemies, who extolled his chivalry, than some of his Muslim rivals, who fought him for control of Egypt and Syria in the 12th century. His Christian enemies continued his name long after it was forgotten in the Middle East, only to spark a revival of his reputation in Arab culture in the 20th century. Revered as the flower of Arab culture, he was really a Kurd who nearly destroyed it. Taught to Egyptian children as a native born Egyptian hero, he was, in fact, Egypt's conqueror, the man who destroyed its native dynasty and suppressed the local Shi'ite sect. The Greatest Conquerors of the Middle Ages chronicles the amazing lives and conquests of the three men, while examining their empires and their enduring legacies. Along with pictures of important people, places and events, you will learn about Charlemagne, Saladin and Genghis Khan like you never have before.
Author(s): Charles River Editors
ISBN 13: 9781492936664
Pages: 98
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Title: Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World

Author(s): Leo De Hartog
ISBN 13: 9780760711927
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Title: Genghis Khan: History's Greatest Empire Builder

Author(s): Paul Lococo, Jr. Paul
ISBN 13: 9781574887464
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Title: Genghis Khan: Life, Death, and Resurrection


Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum in Inner Mongolia, worshippers seek the blessing of his spirit. In a supreme paradox, the world's most ruthless conqueror has become a force for peace and reconciliation.

As a teenager, Genghis was a fugitive, hiding from enemies on a remote mountainside. Yet he went on to found the world's greatest land empire and change the course of world history. Brilliant and original as well as ruthless, he ruled an empire twice the size of Rome's until his death in 1227 placed all at risk. To secure his conquests and then extend them, his heirs kept his death a secret, and secrecy has surrounded him ever since. His undiscovered grave, with its imagined treasures, remains the subject of intrigue and speculation.

This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis' rise and conquests. John Man uses first-hand experiences in China and Mongolia to reveal the khan's enduring influence. He has traveled the length of the empire. He spotlights the tension between Mongols and Chinese, who both claim Genghis' spirit. He is the first writer to explore the hidden valley where Genghis is believed to have died, and one of the few westerners to climb the mountain where he was likely buried.

This stunning narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. For in legend, ritual and intense controversy, Genghis lives on.

Author(s): John Man
ISBN 13: 9780312366247
Pages: 400
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Title: Genghis Khan's Greatest General: Subotai the Valiant

This book tells the story of Subotai the Valiant, a warrior for Genghis Khan and one of the greatest generals in military history. Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed those led by any other commander in the ancient world. Under Subotais direction, Mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before.

When Subotai died at age seventy-three, he had conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles, according to Muslim historians. Had the great Khan not died, Subotai likely would have destroyed Europe itself.

Author(s): Richard A. Gabriel
ISBN 13: 9780806137346
Pages: 176
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Title: Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

The legendary Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (1155-1227) built one of the largest and most powerful empires in all history, striking fear and leaving devastation in his wake. Through their military brilliance, extreme discipline, and innovative weaponry, by 1224 the Mongols had expanded their empirein which justice ruled, commerce flouished, all religions and races were accepted, and great scientific and artistic strides were madeinto modern-day Korea, China, Russia, the Middle East, India, and eastern Europe. This in-depth survey by historian Jean-Paul Roux gives the reader a clear vision of this incomparable leader and the achievements of his mighty empire.
Author(s): Jean-Paul Roux
ISBN 13: 9780810991033
Pages: 144
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Title: The Mongol Empire

Charting the evolution of this vision, John Man provides a unique account of the Mongol Empire, from young Genghis to old Kublai, from a rejected teenager to the world's most powerful emperor.
Author(s): John Man
ISBN 13: 9780552168809
Pages: 383
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Title: Genghis Khan or the Emperor of All Men

Author(s): Harold Lamb
ISBN 13: 9780766144156
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Title: Genghis Khan

Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings to life the strange world of the Mongols and Genghis Khan’s rise from boyhood outcast to world conqueror.
Author(s): Frank McLynn
ISBN 13: 9780306825170
Pages: 704
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Title: Genghis Khan: The World Conqueror, Volume 1

Author(s): Djang, Sam
ISBN 13: 9780984618712
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Title: Genghis Khan: The World Conqueror, Volume 2

Author(s): Djang, Sam
ISBN 13: 9780984618736
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Title: Genghis Khan

The greatest story of military conquest in history from a 'master storyteller'. (Guardian) Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including ...
Author(s): Frank McLynn
ISBN 13: 9781784703509
Pages: 688
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Title: Genghis Khan

Author(s): Paul Ratchnevsky
ISBN 13: 9780631189497
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