Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Score: 4
From 49 Ratings

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2005-03-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307237811


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


  • Author : J. McIver Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780609809648


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Book Description :

A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Score: 4
From 50 Ratings

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


  • Author : J. McIver Weatherford
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780609809648


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Book Description :

A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307407160


The Secret History of the Mongol Queens Book Description :

Presents a history of the ruling women of the thirteenth-century Mongol Empire, describing their struggles to preserve a sovereignty that would dominate the world for 150 years.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan


  • Author : Cameron White
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 1518825680


Genghis Khan Book Description :

It is rare for an individual in history to have successfully made such a mark on their world that people are still talking about them centuries after their death. When you consider the number of people that have existed throughout the millennia that have wielded some kind of power, it takes a remarkable individual to stand out from the crowd. Nevertheless, one such individual did manage to achieve this near-impossible feat of attaining everlasting fame: Genghis Khan. This single person from the relative confines of Mongolia is credited with creating one of the most feared empires that ever existed. When you learn more about his story, the very fact that he achieved so much becomes even more remarkable than you may have at first thought. Genghis Khan was a leader that was ruthless in his aims and ambitions, a man who thought nothing of destroying everything in his path. His reputation of extreme brutality sent villagers running from their homes when they got even a hint that Genghis Khan was coming their way. But is that the entire story? Was he as bad as history has made him out to be? This was an individual who established an empire that survived for more than a century after his demise, and it did so to such an extent that it was the longest continual empire to have ever been created in the history of the world. A wonderful battlefield commander, a prime tactician, he had a need to conquer the world that shaped this man into a fearless leader that would ultimately go on to shape what we now know as the modern world. In his book entitled Genghis Khan: The Ruthless Legacy, Great Mongol Empire, and the Making of the Modern World author Cameron White deeply chronicles how Genghis Khan with fierce determination was able to rise from the ashes of the devastation of his early years to become one of the most remarkable and ruthless leaders of all time.

Indian Givers
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Indian Givers


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 030771716X


Indian Givers Book Description :

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." --Washington Post After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

The History of Money
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The History of Money


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release Date : 2009-09-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0307556743


The History of Money Book Description :

In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity. 25,000 print. From the Hardcover edition.

Savages and Civilization

Savages and Civilization


  • Author : Jack Weatherford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-05-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307755469


Savages and Civilization Book Description :

In Indian Givers and Native Roots, renowned anthropologist Jack Weatherford opened the eyes of tens of thousands of readers to the clash between Native American and European cultures. Now, in his brilliant new book, Weatherford broadens his focus to examine how civilization threatens to obliterate unique tribal and ethnic cultures around the world -- and in the process imperils its own existence. As Weatherford explains, the relationship between "civilized" and "savage" peoples through history has encompassed not only violence, but also a surprising degree of cooperation, mutual influence, trade, and intermarriage. But this relationship has now entered a critical stage everywhere in the world, as indigenous peoples fiercely resist the onslaught of a global civilization that will obliterate their identities. Savages and Civilization powerfully demonstrates that our survival as a species is based not on a choice between savages and civilization, but rather on a commitment to their vital coexistence.

Genghis Khan
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Genghis Khan


  • Author : John Man
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466861565


Genghis Khan Book Description :

Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum in Inner Mongolia, worshippers seek the blessing of his spirit. In a supreme paradox, the world's most ruthless conqueror has become a force for peace and reconciliation. As a teenager, Genghis was a fugitive, hiding from enemies on a remote mountainside. Yet he went on to found the world's greatest land empire and change the course of world history. Brilliant and original as well as ruthless, he ruled an empire twice the size of Rome's until his death in 1227 placed all at risk. To secure his conquests and then extend them, his heirs kept his death a secret, and secrecy has surrounded him ever since. His undiscovered grave, with its imagined treasures, remains the subject of intrigue and speculation. This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis' rise and conquests. John Man uses first-hand experiences in China and Mongolia to reveal the khan's enduring influence. He has traveled the length of the empire. He spotlights the tension between Mongols and Chinese, who both claim Genghis' spirit. He is the first writer to explore the hidden valley where Genghis is believed to have died, and one of the few westerners to climb the mountain where he was likely buried. This stunning narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. For in legend, ritual and intense controversy, Genghis lives on.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


  • Author : Jack McIver Weatherford
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2005-03-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 :


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Book Description :

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made. From Publishers Weekly Apart from its inapt title, Genghis Khan dies rather early on in this account and many of the battles are led by his numerous offspring. This book is a successful account of the century of turmoil brought to the world by a then little-known nation of itinerant hunters. In researching this book, Weatherford (Savages and Civilization), a professor of anthropology at Macalaster College, traveled thousands of miles, many on horseback, tracing Genghis Khan's steps into places unseen by Westerners since the khan's death and employing what he calls an "archeology of movement." Weatherford knows the story of the medieval Mongol conquests is gripping enough not to need superfluous embellishmentsâ€"the personalities and the wars they waged provide plenty of color and suspense. In just 25 years, in a manner that inspired the blitzkrieg, the Mongols conquered more lands and people than the Romans had in over 400 years. Without pausing for too many digressions, Weatherford's brisk description of the Mongol military campaign and its revolutionary aspects analyzes the rout of imperial China, a siege of Baghdad and the razing of numerous European castles. On a smaller scale, Weatherford also devotes much attention to dismantling our notions of Genghis Khan as a