In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World author Jack Weatherford shows that history is not simple. It is a mistake we learn in our schools when we are taught history through memorizing dates in a linear fashion. History is alive, it is complex and there are always small events leading up to a big episode. Professor Weatherford’s book builds a fascinating story around the many achievements of Genghis Kahn, as well as his military genius and leadership skills.
- 312 pages
- Publisher : Crown
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0609809644
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I have never appreciated the genius which was Genghis Kahn, always portrayed as a brute in pop culture and by his enemies. Uniting nomad tribes to form a strong Mongolia, organizing armies, creating a working bureaucracy, beginning the concept of diplomatic immunity, understanding economical achievements and even legislating laws which he must also obey (something I cannot say for today’s leaders) are part of his little known heritage.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is a wonderful narrative which tackles a complex subject tactfully and with great skill.
Zohar — Man of la Book
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