Mongol Empire



Mongol Empire Genghis Khan Is One Of History S Immortals A Leader Of Genius, Driven By An Inspiring Vision For Peaceful World Rule Believing He Was Divinely Protected, Genghis United Warring Clans To Create A Nation And Then An Empire That Ran Across Much Of Asia.Under His Grandson, Kublai Khan, The Vision Evolved Into A Complex Religious Ideology, Justifying Further Expansion Kublai Doubled The Empire S Size Until, In The Late 13th Century, He And The Rest Of Genghis S Golden Family Controlled One Fifth Of The Inhabited World Along The Way, He Conquered All China, Gave The Nation The Borders It Has Today, And Then, Finally, Discovered The Limits To Growth.Genghis S Dream Of World Rule Turned Out To Be A Fantasy And Yet, In Terms Of The Sheer Scale Of The Conquests, Never Has A Vision And The Character Of One Man Had Such An Effect On The World.Charting The Evolution Of This Vision, John Man Provides A Unique Account Of The Mongol Empire, From Young Genghis To Old Kublai, From A Rejected Teenager To The World S Most Powerful Emperor.

John Anthony Garnet Man is a British historian and travel writer His special interests are China, Mongolia and the history of written communication He takes particular pleasure in combining historical narrative with personal experience.He studied German and French at Keble College, Oxford, before doing two postgraduate courses, a diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science at Oxford and Mon

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Mongol Empire
  • John Man
  • 06 July 2018
  • 9780593071243

10 thoughts on “Mongol Empire

  1. WarpDrive says:

    This is a quite interesting introductory overview of the character, life and rise to power of Genghis Khan, of the creation and subsequent expansion of the Mongol Empire through his meteoric series of conquests, and ...

  2. Paul Perry says:

    Author John Man takes us from the youth of Temujin, and how he became Genghis Khan and built an empire that crossed Asia into Europe, to his descendants not just Ogedai and Kublai, but all the branches of his family, taking us into the internecine feuds and jostling for power while the empire Genghis has founded doubled in size, and then caused it to fracture and split.He does a wonderful job of following the often tortuous paths of history with clarity, but also setting them in the context and feel of time and place the attitudes of the lands and nations who faced the Mongols, well argued reasons for why they fell or resisted The canvas is vast, and he introduced me to many aspects of this history of which I was entirely unaware the facts that the Turks were a earlier wave of settlers from the same part of the world, the Mongol conquest of the entirety of Asian Islam, the fact that European Christian crusaders allied with the Mongols on than one occasion from a belief that they represented the mythical Eastern Christian emperor P...

  3. Anna says:

    The Mongol empire once ruled the largest land area that any other conqueror ever had under one hand The wave of flexible and unpredictable warriors whose only weakness lay in insufficient supply of grass, swept in all directions in search for submission You could survive a Mongol attack only by promptly giving up, any attempt to resist was an evidence of disrespect and punishable by death What made this conquest unique, was that, it wasn t directed at any one group or nation in particular, it was directed at absolutely everyone who has not yet accepted Mongol rule, and who had the misfortune of being within their reach Eventually, lack of sufficient grasslands stopped the expansion to the west, and the natural borders of climate, continent edges or high mountains, in all the other directions The empire in all its enormity did not last, but when Kublai Khan, Genghis grandson, conquered the rest of China and finally settled as an emperor of Yuan dynasty, the history of Mongolia and China became integrated forever It ...

  4. Mark says:

    Good overview of the rise of the Mongol Empire throughout the reign of Ghengis, Ogedei and Kublai Khan The emphasis of the book is the unification of China, other conquests and the fall of the empire are explained sparingly.The book is best when describing events chronologically But it becomes a bit boring when the author tries to explain the grandeur of some of the historical sites and the lasting legacy of the Mongols by describing journeys he himself made to Mongolia The book never manages to give a lively description Some illustrations would probably have remedied this and added to the narrative.Lastly, the brutality of the Mongols is described quite clinically The massacre of entire populations and the dest...

  5. Yasmin says:

    This is a detailed version of John Man s Genghis Khan I still find the subject of the Mongols in history fascinating despite the peculiar look I got from my English B30 teacher While it is true that the Mongols did kill a huge amount of people in their conquering, however, they were no ruthless than any other invading force One could argue numbers as a case in point, but I look at it from a humanist perspective, whether it s five, five hundred or five thousand these were still lives I would also say that people should always be i...

  6. Pedro says:

    A great book that shows one of the most amazing empires Focusing on their golden ages, the author tries to provide the truth from the myth as few reliable sources are available Written in a easy and understandable way to most non english speakers, it helps explain the roots of the hordes that showed up at Europe s door If anything is missing is details and stories of each campaign The last decades of Mongol power could have been describe...

  7. Omar Amer says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book John Man takes us right to the start of it all, within 350 pages he manages to link the birth of Ghengis Khan to modern day China If you are looking for a detailed in depth history book on the Mongol empire, this may not be for you John focusses on the Yua...

  8. Abhishek says:

    Our history has created our present Be it the era of Alexander or the Republic of Rome so many centuries ago, or things as recent as the World Wars, after each such period, the human race takes a decisive turn to form a new reality Equally important to the formation of our present worlds were the 11th and 12th centuries, which some may argue were of much significance than any other period in history It was the period of Genghis Khan and his heirs and the formation of the Yuan dynasty John Man s book The Mongol Empire is one of the most succinct and tightly worded narratives you could find on this empire It begins with a young Genghis Khan, and goes all the way to the exploits of his grandson, Kublai Khan three generations that are not only the key behind present day China but also shaped the histories of many nations An empire tha...

  9. Lisa says:

    They rode hard, fought hard, planned hard, and partied hard I had no idea that it was Kublai who advanced things for the Mongols Genghis got the ball rolling but it was his grandson who made the word Mongol something special.

  10. Ankit Hawk says:

    John Man Author of the book The Mongol Empire is known expert when it comes to subject of Chinese and Mongolian History He took his passion to next stage by pursuing post graduate diploma on Mongolian History John Man has received Mongolia s friendship Medal for his contribution to UK Mongolian relations The seventy three old Author had done notable work on Genghis Khan and his Grandson Kublai Khan in past He has written lots of standalone books, but never did attempt to merge all of Mongol History under one book This book attempts to do so.The knowledge and Experience of Author can t be questioned and challenging authenticity of facts goes beyond the scope of Review What comes under the scope of the review would be to figure out to whom the contents of the book could Appeal and whether book have a...

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