Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford
5 Stars , Non-Fiction / November 29, 2010

I bought this book. My rating for The Secret History of the Mongol Queens – 5 About: “The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire” Jack Weatherford (website)  tells a gripping story of lost history and the role the female heirs of Genghis Khan played in his Empire. While the Great Kahn was out conquering the world, his wives and daughters managed his empire, created bureaucracies, public projects and kept trade relationships alive. Great gift for that Mongol in your life (or his queen) – Buy it here Thoughts: After reading Jack Weatherford’s “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World”  (book review) I went and pre-ordered this book – and I wasn’t disappointed. While busy conquering the world, Genghis Kahn had a problem, who would manage his empire? Who could he trust? In a stroke of genius, Genghis Kahn married his daughters to men who ruled strategic points along the famous Silk Road which not only lent him eyes and ears in those important locations, but also established his presence even though he wasn’t physically there. These daughters weren’t the timid kind; they were strong, independent women who inherited their…

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