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The rise and fall of the second largest empire in history : how Genghis Khan's Mongols almost conquered the world

Author: Thomas J Craughwell
Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2010.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Genghis Khan; Kublai Khan; Genghis Khan; Kublai Khan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Craughwell
ISBN: 9781592333981 1592333982
OCLC Number: 316018309
Description: 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Family tree --
Introduction --
The Asian Steppes: an intensely hostile world --
The savage boyhood of Temüjin --
A friendless boy's first allies --
Temüjin's first battle --
The showdown that made Temüjin a Khan --
Temüjin becomes Genghis Khan and the Mongol nation is born --
The nomads conquer an empire --
Northern China falls to the Mongols --
Ghengis Khan invades the Muslim world --
The Mongol style of warfare --
The passing of Genghis Khan --
"The Devil's Horsemen" invade Europe --
How one man's death saved Europe from destruction --
Rifts in the family --
The rise of Kublai Khan and the breakup of Genghis Khan's empire --
The first Mongol emperor of China --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
About the author --
Index.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Craughwell.
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