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The Resource Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world, Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world, Jack Weatherford

Label
Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world
Title
Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Jack Weatherford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nearly every aspect of our world -- borders, political philosophies, technology, warfare, commerce, clothing, art, literature, language, and music -- bears the indelible mark of Genghis Khan and his Mongol Empire. Here is a startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols' "Great Taboo"--Genghis Khan's homeland and forbidden burial site -- tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world. - Jacket flap
  • A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era
Award
Minnesota Book Award for History, 2005.
Awards note
Minnesota Book Awards.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170039
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weatherford, Jack
Dewey number
950/.21/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS22.G45
LC item number
W43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genghis Khan
  • Gengis Khan
  • Genghis Khan
  • Dschingis-Khan (Mongolenreich)
  • Mongols
  • Mongols
  • Mongols
  • Mongols
Label
Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world, Jack Weatherford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the missing conqueror -- The reign of terror on the steppe, 1162-1206. The blood clot ; Tale of three rivers ; War of the Khans -- The Mongol world war, 1211-1261. Spitting on the golden Khan ; Sultan versus Khan ; The discovery and conquest of Europe ; Warring queens -- The global awakening, 1262-1962. Khubilai Khan and the new Mongol empire ; The global awakening ; The empire of illusion -- Epilogue : the eternal spirit of Genghis Khan
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780609809648
Lccn
2003020659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53045282
Label
Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world, Jack Weatherford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the missing conqueror -- The reign of terror on the steppe, 1162-1206. The blood clot ; Tale of three rivers ; War of the Khans -- The Mongol world war, 1211-1261. Spitting on the golden Khan ; Sultan versus Khan ; The discovery and conquest of Europe ; Warring queens -- The global awakening, 1262-1962. Khubilai Khan and the new Mongol empire ; The global awakening ; The empire of illusion -- Epilogue : the eternal spirit of Genghis Khan
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780609809648
Lccn
2003020659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53045282

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