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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
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Sep 18, 2007

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Recommended for: invading hordes
Read in October, 2007

Like some other people have said in their reviews, yes one large thesis, and I am not really sure that Weatherford had the right to make that claim. Yes, reading the book surely gave you an understanding of the course of history that resulted because of Ghengis Khan, but his evidence comes far after the fact, in the later chapters. What was best about the book was the history of the Mongol invasions, which absent of any thesis, I would have enjoyed just as much.

What the book really did excel at was giving me a good sense of who the Mongols were, disputing the stereotypical notions that Western civilization holds on to about the Khans and their followers. Good read.
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