Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0609809644
ISBN-13: 9780609809648
Edition: 2004
Authors: Jack Weatherford
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 3/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jack Weatherford shows how Khan was the first ruler to grant religious freedom and how he instituted diplomatic immunity and outlawed torture. He demonstrates how Khan was responsible for uniting East and West, laying the foundations for the modern era of nation-states and global economic systems.

JACK WEATHERFORD is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal people and the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization, and The History of Money. From the Hardcover edition.

The Mongol Dynasties
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
Their Golden Light
The Empire of Illusion
Epilogue: The Eternal Spirit of Genghis Khan
Notes
A Note on Transliteration
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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