Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Jack Weatherford

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A magnificently researched New York Times bestseller revisionist history of Genghis Khan and his legacy, arguing that rather than a brutal barbarian, Khan was one of the most progressive leaders in world history who joined East and West and brought about the "Global Awakening" that led to the Renaissance.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age-by the author featured in Echoes of the Empire- Beyond Genghis Khan.

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.

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$40.00

A magnificently researched New York Times bestseller revisionist history of Genghis Khan and his legacy, arguing that rather than a brutal barbarian, Khan was one of the most progressive leaders in world history who joined East and West and brought about the "Global Awakening" that led to the Renaissance.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age-by the author featured in Echoes of the Empire- Beyond Genghis Khan.

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.

Pages - 352

Binding - Paperback

Publisher - Crown

Publication Date - 2005-04-15

ISBN - 9780609809648

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