genghis khan and the making of modern world pdf

Genghis khan and the making of modern world pdf

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The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered,. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more landsand 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.

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The Mongol empire was practically as large as the British Empire, and lasted nearly as long. Spanning Eurasia from the Pacific to the Mediterranean, it catalyzed the exchange of ideas across vast differences of history and culture, and the thesis of this book is that some of these ideas like religious freedom and technologies like printing, or gunpowder were imported into Europe and formed the basis for the Renaissance. In terms of sheer delight in the narrative, no one has told Genghis Khan 's story as effectively. Texts by other historians like Paul Ratchnevsky's Genghis Khan: His Life and Legacy may consult more primary sources [Weatherford bases his work on the Mongol text "Secret History of the Mongols", and the Persians Juvayni, and Rashid-ad-Din, Ratchnevsky consults some additional Chinese sources like the Shenwu qinzheng lu], or texts such as Saunders may be more conventional in their conclusions, but this book carries the day, in my view, in terms of its lyrical prose and breathless narrative. The footnote-free structure notes are indexed to sentences only at the end also enhances readability; one reviewer observes that it's the kind of writing that, unlike "dusty monographs", can fire ones "love for history". Writing with rare lyrical sensitivity, Weatherford brings across a dramatic narrative of the military conquests.

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Pick up the key ideas in the book with this quick summary. In the West, we often think of the Greek and Roman Empires as the great civilizing influences that led to the development of the modern world as we know it. But the story of Genghis Khan and his empire is fascinating and deserves revisiting. It is a story that needs telling. That he came from a powerful and wealthy family and remained powerful and wealthy.

Visit our page dedicated to the history of diplomacy and technology. Ask anyone who was the person that most influenced world history: few would mention Genghis Khan. Arguably, however, Genghis Khan and the Mongols were the dominant force that shaped Eurasia and consequently the modern world. They revolutionised warfare. More lastingly, in the word's of the author: '

Jack Weatherford. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. New York: Crown Publishers, The name of Genghis Khan is often associated with destruction, although the image of Genghis Khan has been rehabilitated somewhat in the west. The western world, saturated in media distortion and a reluctance to accept changes in perceptions of history, has been rather averse in accepting Genghis Khan's activities as pivotal in world history and the shaping of the modern world.

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It is a narrative of the rise and influence of Genghis Khan and his successors, and their influence on European civilization. Weatherford provides a different slant on Genghis Khan than has been typical in most Western accounts, attributing positive cultural effects to his rule. In the last section, he reviews the historiography of Genghis Khan in the West and argues that the leader's early portrayal in writings as an "excellent, noble king" changed to that of a brutal pagan during the Age of Enlightenment. In Paul Ratchnevsky wrote about the Khan's knack for forging alliances, his fairness in dividing the spoils, and his patronage of the sciences.

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  • Makacamdesp 06.06.2021 at 12:57

    survived to modern times in approximately the same borders fashioned by their. Mongol conquerors. Genghis Khan's empire connected and amalgamated.

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