Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan Genghis Khan born Borjigin Tem jin was the founder Khan ruler and Khagan emperor of the Mongol Empire which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death He came to power by unit

  • Title: Genghis Khan
  • Author: Jacob Abbott
  • ISBN: 9781781392478
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Genghis Khan, born Borjigin Tem jin, was the founder, Khan ruler and Khagan emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed Genghis Khan , he started the Mongol invasions that would ultimatGenghis Khan, born Borjigin Tem jin, was the founder, Khan ruler and Khagan emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed Genghis Khan , he started the Mongol invasions that would ultimately result in the conquest of most of Eurasia These included raids or invasions of the Kara Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations especially in Khwarezmia By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned gedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons and grandsons 4 He died in 1227 after defeating the Western Xia He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia at an unknown location His descendants went on to stretch the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia by conquering and or creating vassal states out of all of modern day China, Korea, the Caucasus, Central Asian countries, and substantial portions of modern Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East Many of these invasions resulted in the large scale slaughter of local populations, which have given Genghis Khan and his empire a fearsome reputation in local histories.

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    1. This simply narrated history of Genghis Khan traces the life of the great conqueror, from being the son of a minor chieftain in Mongolia to becoming the ruler of arguably the largest empire in history. The language is archaic, as it was published in the late nineteenth century. The names of persons and places have been spelled differently, which makes looking up of these names a bit difficult. The book doesn't cover the details of his conquests beyond the modern day Afghanistan. In short, this b [...]

    2. Originally published in 1888, this book happens to be quite outdated. Jacob Abbott wrote the series "Makers Of History" aiming at children as its primary audience. Hence, it's also very simplistic the way it was written (although this is not necessarily a bad thing).If you want to read an accurate biography of Genghis Khan go elsewhere. I'd even dare to say that the The History And The Life Of Chinggis Khan: The Secret History Of The Mongols is more accurate than this.However, the book is very e [...]

    3. Ever since I was a child, I had a fascination to the name Ghengis Khan, it was my father who always kept me fascinated in Ghengis Khan. The fact that a barbarian from a pastural land was able to conquer almost entire Europe till India is pretty unthinkable, indeed Temujin as his real name is, has lived an illustrious life, a brutal yet illustrious life. At the time of his death, at the age of 64, he had probably the most powerful kingdom under his rule, which only broke off after his death, as i [...]

    4. A good read on Genghis Khan and his exploitsHistory is generally a boring read, but this one didn't feel as dry. There were some parts where I believe the author could have refrained from repeating himself. The end particularly saw an awful lot of repetition. Not too had overall though.

    5. Downloaded for free and read on Kindle. Genghis Khan is a fascinating, historic character. Jacob Abbot wrote at an elementary school level. I consider this book to be a placeholder until something better comes along.

    6. The book was written way back in 1880s and is pretty plain,simplistic and elementary . It is narrated in "bare facts and observation" mode and is quite informative. Read it to get a historian's point of view on the life and events in Temujin aka Genghis Khan.

    7. Interesting but old fashioned writingThough the content of this book was of great interest to me, I found the old fashioned prose clumsy and tedious at times. I will be interested to do some follow up reading on the topic to see what else I might learn.

    8. One of my favorite quick history reads. Another must in the study of war and leadership as well as a piece of the entire asian continents history.

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