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Genghis Khan : his life and legacy

Author: Paul Ratchnevsky; Thomas Nivison Haining
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Genghis Khan; Genghis Khan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ratchnevsky; Thomas Nivison Haining
ISBN: 0631167854 9780631167853
OCLC Number: 23139240
Notes: Translation of: Činggis-Khan, sein Leben und Wirken.
Description: xvii, 313 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The origins and boyhood years of Genghis Khan (Temuchin) --
Homeland and ancestry --
Temuchin's birth --
Temuchin's youth --
The murder of Bekhter --
Temuchin in Tayichi'ut captivity --
Horse rustling --
Temuchin seeks a protector --
The Merkit attack --
The break between Temuchin and Jamuka --
The road to power --
2. Rise to supremacy on the Steppe --
Temuchin's election as khan --
The struggle between Temuchin and Jamuka --
The quarrel with the Jurkin --
A gap in Temuchin's life history? --
Toghrul flees to Kara-Khitai --
The attack on the Tartars --
The struggle against Sacha-beki --
The battle with Buiruk-khan --
The election of Jamuka as Gurkhan --
The extermination of the Tartars --
The breach in the alliance between Temuchin and Wang-khan --
Temuchin's messages to his opponents --
The end of the Kerait empire --
War against Naimans --
Jamuka's end --
3. Genghis Khan, ruler of the Mongol empire --
The Khuriltai of 1206 --
The shaman and the emperor --
The consolidation of the empire --
War with the Tanguts --
The war in China --
The expedition against Kuchlug --
War with Sultan Muhammad of Khwarazm --
The world conqueror and the Taoist monk --
The death of Jochi --
The return to Mongolia --
Genghis Khan's last campaign --
The death and burial of Genghis Khan --
4. Personality and achievements --
The man --
The conquests --
5. The structure of the Mongol world empire --
The administration of the empire --
Genghis Khan's legislation --
Genghis Khan's religious policies --
The legacy of Genghis Khan.
Other Titles: Činggis-Khan, sein Leben und Wirken.
Responsibility: Paul Ratchnevsky ; translated and edited by Thomas Nivison Haining.

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