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Genghis Khan : the man who conquered the world

Author: Frank McLynn
Publisher: London Bodley Head, 2015. ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Genghis Khan; Genghis Khan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McLynn
ISBN: 9780224072908 0224072900
OCLC Number: 915511099
Description: xxxvi, 646 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Nomads of Mongolia --
2. Early Years --
3. The Rise and Rise of Temujin --
4. Temujin Becomes Genghis Khan --
5. The Ever Victorious Army --
6. The Character and Personality of the Khan --
7. The Invasion of the Jin Empire --
8. The Conquest of Northern China --
9. Westward Diversions --
10. Downfall of the Shah --
11. The Khwarezmian Empire Destroyed --
12. The Great Raid --
13. The Twilight Years --
14. Ogodei --
15. Administering the Mongol Empire --
16. The Invasion of Eastern Europe --
17. Hungary and the Adriatic.
Responsibility: Frank McLynn.

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Combining accounts of battles with cultural background, this book brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, and describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to become Genghis Khan.  Read more...

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"A formidable study of the world's greatest conqueror. With this compelling history of a brilliant, complex leader and ruthless master of warfare, McLynn has done his man proud" -- Justin Marozzi Read more...

 
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