Genghis Khan : And the Making of the Modern World

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Jack Weatherford
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
155 x 202 x 22.86mm | 264g
Publication date
01 Aug 2005
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Three Rivers Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
1 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0609809644
ISBN13
9780609809648
Bestsellers rank
5,848