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5.0 out of 5 stars Revisionist history versus 'historical fact' - a true masterpiece...
This book is as good an example as any of the oxymoronic nature of that old phrase, 'historical fact'. There is of course no such thing. History is written by people, by cultures, by civilisations, and as such is subject to a huge array of prejudices, biases, grudges and agendas. Western history tells us almost nothing about Genghis Khan, short of casting him in the role...
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3.0 out of 5 stars revisionist interpretation full of assumptions, omissions, and factless assertions
This is an odd book. On the one hand, it is supposed to be a kind of narrative based on new source materials, an intimate biography if you will. As such, the author tries to tell it like an interesting story, with quirky personal details, the ascription of emotion at crucial moments, and some (surprisingly poor) evocative language. On the other hand, as an anthropologist...
Published on 8 Aug. 2011 by rob crawford


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and inspiring history read I have ever had, 28 Mar. 2013
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The book is just amazing, it teaches you the Mongolian history mostly intertwined with global affairs during the great Mongol empire from the beginning till the end when the empire began to lose its core strength. Just a great read for anyone wishing to learn more about Mongolian history and world history between 12th and 15th century.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has had a distorted often biased teachings in their history classes about Genghis Khan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 22 Nov. 2014
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Highly recommended, entertaining and easy to read. Great level of detail. Will definitely be looking for more books by the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Congratulations, 15 Mar. 2013
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The autor, who admires very much the Khan, makes a very clear description of the period and the expantion of his conquests.
It must have been terrible to assemble all that information, and he tells the story in a very clear and simple way. No simple task
due to the immense size of the where the "action" develops.
Loved the book and learned a lot. Thanks to Mr Weatherford
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and well woth reading., 2 July 2013
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Essential reading for anyone interested in history and the making of the middle east. Genghis Khan has been so thoroughly villified in Europe over the last 500 years because of incorrect or confused information it's about time someone tried to put things straing. A wonderful effort, and an exiting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 April 2015
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great book if you are interested in the Mongols, very well written
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at one of history's great names, 8 Nov. 2012
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I thought the early part based on some 'secret history ' was a bit difficult to swallow- to know if genuine. However the historical significance of Gengis's achievements, and the subtle and well thought out strategies for war and then the rule of an empire was really good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book and think, 22 Sept. 2014
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A really good read from someone who clearly loves his topic and has done tireless research. He keeps the thread of the narrative running through from beginning to end. Gives a totally new slant on history to a westerner brought up to regard Asia as culturally inferior.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly fascinating, 6 July 2013
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I really liked this book. I think Genghis must rank as the most amazing military and political figure in history. I think that we Europeans who were at that point at the edges of the civilised world have an ego problem in recognising his genius and tolerance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting and well laid out, 27 Feb. 2013
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such an interesting read, well laid out. makes you understand why we do certain things that are taken for granted where they originate from.
depicts Khans life from birth to death and his legacy afterwards including his affect on the modern world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought pro oking book., 1 May 2015
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Very well written book, giving some wonderful insights to a much maligned leader and race of people, they may have created havoc but did more for the progression of humanity than most of their contemporary nations at the time, or even today.
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