Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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The conventional view of Genghis Khan as a ruthless leader who destroyed societies is turned on its head in this New York Times bestseller. Scholar and researcher Jack Weatherford shows how Khan was the first ruler to grant religious freedom and how he instituted diplomatic immunity and outlawed torture. Most significantly, Weatherford demonstrates how Khan was responsible for uniting East and West, laying the foundations for the modern nation-state and global economic systems. This truly is revisionist history at its very best.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2005?], c2004.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780609809648
0609809644
Characteristics: xxxv, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.

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Jul 28, 2017

Chingis Khan was one of the best books I have read in my life. This book exposed me to an perspective of world affairs in a way I did not expect. Chingis was born into a world and culture of sin and shaped by the iniquities of it. He had no control of where he was born, yet, had the vision to fight to make it better. I can not say that a higher power was not guiding his life and hands. I cannot say that any other approach would have given birth to the positive aspects of his and mongol life. I think this book changed my life. I dare not complain about what I might percieve as hardship . I have new understanding of persistence and patience of spirit.

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