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Genghis Khan : his conquests, his empire, his legacy, Frank McLynn

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Genghis Khan : his conquests, his empire, his legacy
Title
Genghis Khan
Title remainder
his conquests, his empire, his legacy
Statement of responsibility
Frank McLynn
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Language
eng
Summary
Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan? His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo, and possessed an unparalleled genius for horseback warfare. United under Genghis, a strategist of astonishing cunning and versatility, they could dominate any sedentary society they chose. Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to becoming Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing account yet of one of the most powerful men ever to have lived
Summary
A portrait of the conqueror traces his rise to power, blending details of his life with that of the Mongol people's culture to show how Khan was able to unite a collection of fractious tribes into one cohesive group that could dominate any settlement they chose
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Biography type
individual biography
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10435283
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YDXCP
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McLynn, Frank
Dewey number
950.2/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Genghis Khan
  • Mongols
Target audience
adult
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his conquests, his empire, his legacy
Label
Genghis Khan : his conquests, his empire, his legacy, Frank McLynn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [527]-632) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nomads of Mongolia -- Early years -- The rise and rise of Temujin -- Temujin becomes Genghis Khan -- The ever victorious army -- The character and personality of the Khan -- The invasion of the Jin Empire -- The conquest of northern China -- Westward diversions -- Downfall of the Shah -- The Khwarezmian Empire destroyed -- The Great Raid -- The twilight years -- Ogodei -- Administering the Mongol Empire -- The invasion of eastern Europe -- Hungary and the Adriatic -- Appendix 1. Mongol religion -- Appendix 2. The fall of Qara Khitai
Control code
20409757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 646 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn888556978
  • (OCoLC)888556978
Label
Genghis Khan : his conquests, his empire, his legacy, Frank McLynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [527]-632) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nomads of Mongolia -- Early years -- The rise and rise of Temujin -- Temujin becomes Genghis Khan -- The ever victorious army -- The character and personality of the Khan -- The invasion of the Jin Empire -- The conquest of northern China -- Westward diversions -- Downfall of the Shah -- The Khwarezmian Empire destroyed -- The Great Raid -- The twilight years -- Ogodei -- Administering the Mongol Empire -- The invasion of eastern Europe -- Hungary and the Adriatic -- Appendix 1. Mongol religion -- Appendix 2. The fall of Qara Khitai
Control code
20409757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 646 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn888556978
  • (OCoLC)888556978

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