The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World
Fair Winds Press, 1. velj 2010. - Broj stranica: 272
Emerging out of the vast steppe grasslands of Central Asia in the early 1200s, the Mongols, under their ferocious leader, Genghis Khan, quickly carved out an empire that by the late thirteenth century covered almost one-sixth of the Earth’s landmass—from Eastern Europe to the eastern shore of Asia—and encompassed 110 million people. Far larger than the much more famous domains of Alexander the Great and ancient Rome, it has since been surpassed in overall size and reach only by the British Empire.
The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in the World recounts the spectacularly rapid expansion and dramatic decline of the Mongol realm, while examining its real, widespread, and enduring influence on countless communities from the Danube River to the Pacific Ocean.
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Mr. Craughwell is a superb storyteller most noted for his previous work URBAN LEGENDS. He turns his attention to a much more complex historical account of the Mongols & their remarkable but bloody ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
CHAPTER 11 The Passing of Genghis Khan
CHAPTER 12 The Devils Horsemen Invade Europe
CHAPTER 13 How One Mans Death Saved Europe from Destruction
CHAPTER 14 Rifts in the Family
CHAPTER 15 The Rise of Kublai Khan and the Breakup of Genghis Khans Empire
CHAPTER 16 The First Mongol Emperor of China