GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

By (author)JACK WEATHERFORD

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New York Times Bestseller – The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age.

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: JACK WEATHERFORD

ISBN: 9780609809648
ISBN: 9780609809648
Publisher: THREE RIVERS PRESS
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Author: JACK WEATHERFORD

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9780609809648

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2004

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344

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Jack Weatherford is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal peoples and the author of Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (Crown, 1988, Ballentine 1989 – Fawcett pb sold 178, 561 copies) as well as Native Roots (Crown, 1991) Savages and Civilization (Crown 1994) and The History of Money (Crown 1998).

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