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Genghis Khan By Jacob Abbott
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The story of Genghis Khan provides a fascinating picture of the nomadic tribes of Asia. At its height, Khan's empire extended all the way from China to Turkistan and was composed of hundreds of... More > tribes of nomadic warriors. No town, no matter how well fortified, was safe from his seemingly endless horde of followers. No enemy that resisted him escaped his grasp. The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited central Asia, and has been applied to a great number of potentates and rulers that have from time to time arisen among them. Genghis Khan was the greatest of these princes. He was, in fact, one of the most renowned conquerors whose exploits history records.< Less
Genghis Khan By Jacob Abbott
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Genghis Khan, born Borjigin Temüjin, was the founder, Khan (ruler) and Khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to... More > power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that would ultimately result in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned Ögedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons and grandsons. He died in 1227 after defeating the Western Xia. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia at an unknown location.< Less
Genghis Khan: Illustrated By Jacob Abbott
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Genghis Khan,born Temujin, was the founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history. At the time of his death, the Mongol Empire stretched from the Caspian Sea to... More > the Sea of Japan. Temujin came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan," he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. His campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations. The empire's expansion continued for a generation or more after Genghis's death in 1227. Under his successor Ögedei Khan the speed of expansion reached its peak. Mongol armies pushed into Persia, finished off the Xi Xia and the remnants of the Khwarezmids, and came into conflict with the imperial Song Dynasty of China, starting a war that lasted until 1279 and that concluded with the Mongols gaining control of all of China. They also pushed further into Russia and Eastern Europe.< Less
History of Genghis Khan By Jacob Abbott
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Genghis Khan, or Temujin, famous in the West for his and his descendants’ incursions into Eastern Europe, conquered far more territory and achieved greater political deeds in Asia than anywhere... More > else. In this splendid review of the life and times of the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, master storyteller Jacob Abbott once again succeeds in retelling history in a breathtaking format which will take the reader on a broad sweep of a historical process which ultimately had a major impact upon faraway Europe as well. Starting with an overview of the pastoral lifestyle which characterized the nomadic Mongol people of the twelfth century, Temujin’s early life, his close family intrigues and his inevitable rise to power through his forceful will and natural leadership abilities, the author provides a complete backdrop to the process which led to the creation of one of the largest contiguous land empires of all time.< Less
History of Genghis Khan By Jacob Abbott
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Genghis Khan, or Temujin, famous in the West for his and his descendants’ incursions into Eastern Europe, conquered far more territory and achieved greater political deeds in Asia than anywhere... More > else. In this splendid review of the life and times of the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, master storyteller Jacob Abbott once again succeeds in retelling history in a breathtaking format which will take the reader on a broad sweep of a historical process which ultimately had a major impact upon faraway Europe as well. Starting with an overview of the pastoral lifestyle which characterized the nomadic Mongol people of the twelfth century, Temujin’s early life, his close family intrigues and his inevitable rise to power through his forceful will and natural leadership abilities, the author provides a complete backdrop to the process which led to the creation of one of the largest contiguous land empires of all time.< Less
Genghis Khan: Classic Children Book By Jacob Abbott
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Genghis Khan (/ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/ or /ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/,[4][5] Mongol: [tʃiŋɡɪs xaːŋ]... More > ( listen); ; 1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.< Less
Great Lives 16: Genghis Khan By History World
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He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted... More > in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.< Less
Polarshift - Genghis Khan, China and the Rise and Fall of the West By Matt Buttsworth
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Polarshift is a thought provoking book which will change the way you see the past and the profound changes that are occurring in the present. Using a unique long term historical perspective... More > considering events from the time of Genghiz Khan until now, Dr Matt Buttsworth analyzes what factors led to the rise of the West, what factors have led to its fall, and what factors are now propelling the nations of the East - China, India and the Dragon States - to world economic and technological leadership and what this means for the future of the world. It is a book which will fascinate anyone interested in the rise and fall of the West and in the dramatic shifts in world economic power that are occurring today.< Less
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Study Guide By BookRags.com
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The Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. It includes a... More > detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.< Less
Great Lives 18: Kublai Khan By History World
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Kublai Khan was the second son of Tolui and Sorghaghtani Beki, and a grandson of Genghis Khan. He succeeded his older brother Möngke as Khagan in 1260, but had to defeat his younger brother Ariq... More > Böke in a succession war lasting till 1264. This episode marked the beginning of disunity in the empire. Kublai's real power was limited to China and Mongolia, though as Khagan he still had influence in the Ilkhanate and, to a far lesser degree, in the Golden Horde. If one counts the Mongol Empire at that time as a whole, his realm reached from the Pacific to the Black Sea, from Siberia to modern day Afghanistan – one fifth of the world's inhabited land area.< Less