Гэтэл Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World гэдэг энэхүү номыг уншаад Монголын нууц товчоонд өгүүлсэн зарим үйл явдлуудын ач холбогдлыг ойлгож авсан төдийгүй дэлхийн түүхийн талаас олон зүйлсийг мэддэг боллоо. He lowered taxes for everyone. Genghis Khan's men murdered millions and laid waste to some of the greatest cities of the era. The Ming rebels took over in China in 1368 and built walls to keep others out and themselves in. The story is so-so and the narrator's voice shines far above the quality of the book. Anyone finding an animal was required to return it to the rightful owner - a massive lost-and-found system was instituted.
May I say the same about witch burning and Jewish persecution? No mongol was ever to be made a slave for any reason. Nevertheless, his argument is not without its weaknesses. He also formed alliances with powerful warlords and it was during this time he changed his named to the famous Genghis Khan. Jack Weatherford is a cultural anthropologist whose speciality is tribal peoples. The Yuan dynasty would begin to decay, surviving another 100 years.
Inadvertently he ended up discovering America, and incongruously he ended up calling its people Indians. They had been taking in far less booty than in prior campaigns against the richer Asian societies. After a tough childhood, he was able to take over the leadership of his own tribe. For me this was an incredible book, scholarly written and beautifully narrated. And unlike many other military masterminds and leaders of massive empires, Genghis chose to rule in an unheard of manner. Genghis Khan forever changed the world. Yet, as their army conquered culture after culture, they collected and passed on those skills from one civilization to the next.
Trade routes granted access to certain places with appropriate climate, soil type, or drainage pattern where crops could grow correctly. Lineage and social standing did not matter. The expansion of these trade routes and posts created an opportunity for Chinese manufacturing, fueling the growth of trade cities. This is a pretty radical book, and like most revisionist history it goes a little bit overboard with it's thesis: Genghis Khan wasn't a bloodthirsty barbarian, he was the greatest civilizing influence the world has ever seen, bringing peace of rule of law wherever he went! After unifying all of the clans of the Steppe, he had millions under his rule, and tens of millions of herd animals. I also think that this author tends to try to modernize Genghis a bit. In the early part of the 14th century, the khanates prospered. The desire to reestablish trade with China is what drove Columbus to look for a route west.
This book gives great detail into the early life of Tenmugen and the struggles and realities of living during a tumultuous period. Genghis Khan was an advocate of human rights, specifically freedom of religion, freedom from torture and free trade he got two of the Four Freedoms right, which is pretty impressive by medieval standards, especially when they still, like, burned heretics and unbelievers in Europe and elsewhere. It is also difficult to recognize Mongol names. They are supposed to keep the author honest and catch things like this. It is a history, but with about as much characterization as is possible.
In both their invasions of Europe and the Middle East, the only thing that stopped the Mongols was news of the death of the great khan, and the need for their leaders to return home to elect a new one. That's why we need a Jack Weatherford. It does a wonderful job discussing Genghis's early life an area that I knew little about and showed how the traumas of his youth which were legion influenced the man and empire builder he became. He brings to this one on the Mongols a knowledge and understanding of tribal cultures -- that in fact is rare in historians. What made the experience of listening to Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World the most enjoyable?. The Mongols were always a minority where they ruled so they could not use the traditional tool of Empire building, the fist of the army, as their only strategy. The discussion below is based largely on statistics gathered from Wikipedia and guesses made by me.
Many of those adopted brothers were later elevated to generals and war lords. It was surprising to learn that this last principle was one which Genghis held very dear. But it convinced me that we have his legacy all wrong. Even today people say this for Down's syndrome children I've heard them. I feel this so adamantly since what it tells us does away with serious misconceptions about the Mongol Empire. He was born with a blood clot on his hand which was thought to be a sign of a great leader in magnolia culture.
These events gave him the wisdom and conviction to push through his hardships as leader in his empire. The law also gave freedom of religion and group responsibility and liability, the first of their kind. The word Khan is not a name, but a title. The Mongols also reformed the social systems of the peoples they conquered. Under the Mongol rule there was religious freedom. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories.
Weatherford exploded common beliefs of evil instilled in my education two degrees about Khan. He is best known for his 2004 book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Finally, as the effects of the alcohol became stronger, the Christians gave up trying to persuade anyone with logical arguments, and resorted to singing. It was important to gain influential alliances. Laws that applied equally to the rulers as well as the ruled. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to. The work is far friendlier to the Mongols and is included in a string of books that have reconceived the personality and life of Genghis Khan.
Where others found not much use of paper note, he found that system valuabe. The author's enthusiasm for all things Mongol gives a pleasantly vigorous narrative drive to the story, but it also leads him to an astonishing moment of statistical illiteracy, or maybe mendacity. The trade routes he created became lucrative pathways for commerce, but also for ideas, technologies, and expertise that transformed the way people lived. Writing with rare lyrical sensitivity, Weatherford brings across a dramatic narrative of the military conquests. Дунд сургуульд Монголын нууц товчоог зүгээр л уншуулж мэдүүлдэг. Genghis Khan's cities were united, allowed for less tension between tribes.