Genghis Khan (Paperback)John Man (author)
Genghis Khan - creator of the greatest empire the world has ever seen - is one of history's immortals. In Central Asia, they still use his name to frighten children. In China, he is honoured as the founder of a dynasty. In Mongolia he is the father of the nation. In the USA, Time magazine, voted Genghis Khan 'the most important person of the last millennium'. But how much do we really know about this man? How is it that an unlettered, unsophisticated warrior-nomad came to have such a profound effect on world politics that his influence can still be felt some 800 years later?
How he united the deeply divided Mongol peoples and went on to rule an empire that stretched from China in the east to Poland in the west (one substantially larger than Rome's at its zenith) is an epic tale of martial genius and breathtaking cruelty. John Man's towering achievement in this book, enriched by his experiences in China and Mongolia today, is to bring this little-known story vividly and viscerally to life.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm
First-rate...lively and argued with elan...a fine introduction to the subject, as well as a rattling good read * INDEPENDENT *
A fine, well-written and well-researched book * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
An eloquent account, not only of a fascinating historical figure and his people, but of the resonance of history itself * WBQ magazine *
Enthralling and colourful * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
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“After reading about Attila, Genghis felt like the next logical step.”
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“An Enjoyable Starting Point”
Had me wanting to read more on the subject and from the author.
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