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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
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
The Bubble By Erik Denis, Natalie LeBlanc
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An unusual Christmas story about two young, liberal and slightly offbeat people finding their way home. In this Christmas tale, there is no turkey, no mundane table-talk and no family gossip. There... More > are however friends, lovers and vices in this tale that endures and inspires. This is the black and white version. A colour version is available at http://www.lulu.com/content/197955< Less
Unspeakable Truth: The Role Covert Warfare Plays In Western Culture By Mukazo Mukazo Vunda
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This book debunks the generally held belief unscrupulous individuals who are the illuminati, international bankers, neo-cons, sometimes reptilian aliens, etc., with an agenda of total control, have... More > infiltrated society’s key positions, and are behind covert warfare, surreptitiously silencing or eliminating whistleblowers, activists, political dissidents to see their plan of world domination to fruition. This book argues, by logical deduction, that no such infiltration has occurred in the recent past. The observed phenomenon of covert warfare epitomizes a cultural orientation, hence the fact it is institutionalised, moving to this point from the position of mainstream practice. It has played the traditional role of eradicating threats to a way of life, as well as provide an outlet for warped appetites generated in the process, that would otherwise eat society from within.< Less