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    DescriptionThe Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.


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    Title
    Genghis Khan
    Subtitle
    And the Making of the Modern World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Weatherford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780609809648
    ISBN 10: 0609809644
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    B&T Approval Code: A15406000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3H
    DC22: 950.21092
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    DC22: 950/.21/092
    LC classification: DS22.G45 W43 2005
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHF
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    b & w illustrations, maps & line drawings throughout
    Publisher
    Three Rivers Press
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    22 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JACK WEATHERFORD is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal peoples and the author of "Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization," and "The History of Money."
    Review quote
    "There is very little time for reading in my new job. But of the few books I've read, my favourite is "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World" by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." --Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India "Reads like the "Iliad". . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative." --"Washington Post" "It's hard to think of anyone else who rose from such inauspicious beginnings to something so awesome, except maybe Jesus." --"Harper's" "Weatherford's lively analysis restores the Mongol's reputation, and it takes wonderful learned detours. . . . Well written and full of suprises." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Weatherford is a fantastic storyteller. . . . [His] portrait of Khan is drawn with sufficiently self-complicating depth. . . . Weatherford's account gives a generous view of the Mongol conqueror at his best and worst." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune"
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-?ve years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.