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Genghis Khan
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Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing todays readers access to yesterdays treasures.Jacob Abbott was a well-known 19th century historian who wrote biographies on various leaders, including this one about Genghis Khan. In a world fascinated by men like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan is one of historys greatest and most famous conquerors. No man, before or since, has ever started with so little and gone on to achieve so much. From a noble family but raised in poverty that drove him to the brink of starvation, Genghis Khan rose to control the second-largest empire the world has ever known (the largest being, arguably, the British Empire of the 18th and 19th centuries), and easily the largest empire conquered by a single man. And while many empires disintegrate upon the death of an emperor, like Alexander the Greats, Genghis Khans empire endured and was actually enlarged by his successors, who went on to establish dynasties that in some cases lasted for centuries.Though history is usually written by the victors, the lack of a particularly strong writing tradition from the Mongols ensured that history was largely written by those who Genghis Khan vanquished. Because of this, Genghis Khans portrayal in the West and the Middle East has been extraordinarily (and in many ways unfairly) negative for centuries, at least until recent revisions to the historical record. Certainly Genghis Khan was not a peaceful man, or a particularly merciful one, and he famously boasted to the Khwaremzids that he was the flail of God, come to punish you for your sins. However, the image of him as a bloodthirsty barbarian is largely the result of hostile propaganda. He was far more complex than the mere brute that his negative portrayals indicate, and though there is a slew of graves and depopulated regions to testify to the fact that he was not a gentle man, it would be simplistic and wrong to describe him merely as a madman bent on destruction for destructions sake. In truth he was an extremely intelligent and extraordinarily ambitious man with a gift for warfare, empire-building and administration, and he was a political visionary who dreamed of a united Asia under Mongol control. He was neither the vile mass-murderer he is seen as in much of the Middle East, nor the shining, flawless hero he is often remembered as in Mongolia and western China.Nor should this fractured tribal background confirm one of the longest-lasting impressions that people have held about Genghis Khan and his Mongols, that of wild horse-archers galloping out of the dawn to rape, pillage, murder and enslave. The Mongol army was a highly sophisticated, minutely organized and incredibly adaptive and innovative institution, as witnessed by the fact that it was successful in conquering enemies who employed completely different weaponry and different styles of fighting, from Chinese armored infantry to Middle-Eastern camel cavalry all the way to Western medieval knights and men-at-arms. Likewise, the infrastructure and administrative corps which governed Genghis Khans empire, though largely borrowed from the Chinese, was inventive, practical, and extraordinarily modern and efficient. This was no fly-by-night enterprise but a sophisticated, complex and extremely well-oiled machine.  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Pages: 326, Hardcover, Saqi Books  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Pages: 400, Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, Bantam Press  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Audio CD, Ti Ta  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Pages: 184, Paperback, Kizhakku  read more
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Genghis Khan
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The story of Genghis Khan provides a fascinating picture of the nomadic tribes of Asia. At its height, Khan's empire extended all the way from China to Turkistan and was composed of hundreds of tribes of nomadic warriors. No town, no matter how well fortified, was safe from his seemingly endless horde of followers. No enemy that resisted him escaped his grasp. The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited central Asia, and has been applied to a great number of potentates and rulers that have from time to time arisen among them. Genghis Khan was the greatest of these princes. He was, in fact, one of the most renowned conquerors whose exploits history records.  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Pages: 224, Paperback, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Genghis Khan
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Genghis Khan A biography of the legendary Mongol emperor and warlord. Full description  read more
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Genghis Khan
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This book is about the life of Genghis Khan, known for his military exploits, supreme ferocity and bloodthirstiness, but also his loyalty, generosity and religious tolerance. It also contains information about the society and culture he lived in and the historical context of his extraordinary career. This book is brought to you by Worldreader, a global non-profit that believes everyone can be a reader. Since 2010, weve provided 3 million readers with a low-cost library of over 30,000 relevant ebooks in 43 languages. We produce freshly designed and edited public domain classics to ensure our readers have consistent and free access to the worlds great books. Through your purchase, you are supporting readers and reading everywhere. Find out more at www.worldreader.org.  read more
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Genghis Khan
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Release Date: 2009-09-22, Audio CD, VICTOR  read more
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Genghis Khan (Illustrated Biography)
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As a boy, Genghis Khan inherited the role of leader after his fathers death. As a man, he earned itby fiercely protecting his people, no matter the cost, and by demanding total loyalty from those he led. His is a story of courage and survival, sacrifice and death. The boy who became the great Genghis Khan would take his people from the brink of survival to near-world dominationand lead the largest empire ever created in the lifetime of one man.Based on both history and legend, Demis classic story takes readers into a world of battle and victoryand shows why Genghis Khan has gone down in history as the greatest conqueror of all time.  read more
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Genghis Khan (Essential Biographies)
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Genghis Khan, the thirteenth century emperor, is known for his bloodthirsty, ruthless campaigns; however he was also one of the greatest commanders in history. Though a master of terror - his campaigns in northern China and Iran were accompanied by a level of slaughter that was not seen again until the twentieth century - he was just and generous to his subjects and often magnanimous in victory. His broad, ambitious strategies and elusive tactics were so far ahead of their time that they were acknowledged models for some of the most successful tank commanders of the Second World War. At the beginning of the thirteenth century Genghis Khan united the nomad tribes of Mongolia, turned them into a formidable army and led them to rule over the largest empire ever conquered by a single commander. By the time he died in 1227, his dominions stretched eastward from the Caspian Sea to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.  read more
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Cingischan (Genghis Khan)
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Audio: Czech, English. Subtitles: Czech ONLY!  read more
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Genghis Khan Killers
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Release Date: 2012-06-11, Audio CD, High Roller  read more
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Genghis Khan Killers [VINYL]
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Release Date: 2012-06-19, Vinyl, Hr Records  read more
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Genghis Khan (Illustrated)
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The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been applied to a great number of potentates and rulers that have from time to time arisen among them. Genghis Khan was the greatest of these princes. He was, in fact, one of the most renowned conquerors whose exploits history records.As in all other cases occurring in the series of histories to which this work belongs, where the events narrated took place at such a period or in such a part of the world that positively reliable and authentic information in respect to them can now no longer be obtained, the author is not responsible for the actual truth of the narrative which he offers, but only for the honesty and fidelity with which he has compiled it from the best sources of information now within reach.  read more
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Genghis Khan (Saqi Books)
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Pages: 323, Paperback, Saqi Books  read more
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Genghis Khan [DVD] [2005]
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Netherlands released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: After 27 years of planning, Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea finally captures the mystery and majesty of one of history's greatest rulers Genghis Khan. This landmark achievement of Japanese cinema represents an epic undertaking not soon to be rivaled. Genghis Khan: the name a legend. The man near myth. A soul obscured by his own achievements; Son, husband, father, conqueror. Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea weaves the saga of one exalted man's march toward immortality and the battle to unite the tribes of Mongol under one rule. ...Genghis Khan ( Genghis Khan: To The Ends Of The Earth And Sea )  read more
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Genghis Khan (Illustrated)
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An intriguing story of the great Genghis Khan and his Empire, which stretched from Turkistan to China. None were safe from the wrath of the Khan or his tribes of nomadic warriors. Richly illustrated throughout. Contents include:Pastoral Life in AsiaThe MongulsYezonkai KhanThe First BattleVang KhanTemujin in ExileRupture With Vang KhanProgress of the QuarrelThe Death of Vang KhanThe Death of YemukaEstablishment of the EmpireDominions of Genghis KhanAdventures of Prince KushlukIdikutThe Story of HujakuConquests in ChinaThe Sultan MohammedThe War with the SultanThe Fall of BokharaBattles and SiegesDeath of the SultanVictorious CampaignsGrand CelebrationsConclusion  read more
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