The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World

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Fair Winds Press, 1. velj 2010. - Broj stranica: 272
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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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FAMILY TREE
6
INTRODUCTION
9
An Intensely Hostile World
12
CHAPTER 2 The Savage Boyhood of Temüjin
28
CHAPTER 3 A Friendless Boys First Allies
42
CHAPTER 4 Temüjins First Battle
52
CHAPTER 5 The Showdown that Made Temüjin a Khan
66
CHAPTER 6 Temüjin Becomes Genghis Khan and the Mongol Nation is Born
78
CHAPTER 11 The Passing of Genghis Khan
156
CHAPTER 12 The Devils Horsemen Invade Europe
170
CHAPTER 13 How One Mans Death Saved Europe from Destruction
186
CHAPTER 14 Rifts in the Family
206
CHAPTER 15 The Rise of Kublai Khan and the Breakup of Genghis Khans Empire
224
CHAPTER 16 The First Mongol Emperor of China
238
EPILOGUE
254
BIBLIOGRAPHY
257

CHAPTER 7 The Nomads Conquer an Empire
94
CHAPTER 8 Northern China Falls to the Mongols
108
CHAPTER 9 Genghis Khan Invades the Muslim World
124
CHAPTER 10 The Mongol Style of Warfare
142
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
260
INDEX
261
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Thomas J. Craughwell (Bethel, CT) is the author of a dozen books, including Failures of the Presidents, How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World, and Stealing Lincoln’s Body (Harvard University Press, March 2007). He has written articles on history, religion, and popular culture for The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, and U.S. News & World Report

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